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Title [Julia Martin, King and self]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date July 1896
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Alice Austen is seated in a chair on the lawn of her home, Clear Comfort, in Rosebank, Staten Island. Her friend Julia Martin sits on the arm of the chair, and Julia's nephew Kingsley Martin stands next to the chair; he is wearing a striped sailor style outfit with short pants. A large jardiniere on a stand is on the porch at right.
(Keywords: New York, Self Portrait)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Kingsley Martin was the nephew of Alice Austen's friend Julia Martin. Kingsley was born in November 1888, the son of Julia's brother Seyton Howard Martin and Amy (Williams) Martin. He was 7 years old at the time this photo was taken.

Julia Martin was living in Santa Barbara, California, in 1896, so this photo was taken when she returned to Staten Island for a visit. She mentioned the trip in a letter she wrote to Alice Austen on December 31, 1897, from her home in Santa Barbara: "...Kingsley has been spending a week with me. We are as great friends as ever. He speaks of you all so often, & I think, without a doubt, he enjoyed his visit with you, more than anything else, while away. He asked me the other day when I would take him East again..."
Earliest Date 1896
Latest Date 1896
Subjects Vacations
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Martin, Julia
Martin, Kingsley
Catalog Number 50.015.6611
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2014.
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