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Title Mr Richards holding baby, Lou
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date May 11, 1893
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Family group on a porch. Louisa (Alexander) Richards sits in a chair; her husband Frank sits on the railing, holding their infant son Junius on his knee; Lou holds the baby's hand. Frank holds a hat in his left hand. There is a house in the background. Inscription "E.A.A" in lower left corner. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Stanley / 35 / No. 559 / Mr Richards holding baby, / Lou / Fine day, in shade / W.L. / 9.30 am 10 ft / Inst / Thursday May 11th 1893 / Cambridge."
(Keyword: Massachusetts)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Mary Louisa (nickname Lou) Richards was a friend of photographer Alice Austen. Lou married Frank Richards in November 1891, and their first child, Junius Alexander, was born in 1892. The Richards family lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Earliest Date 1893
Latest Date 1893
Subjects Children
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Richards, Mary Louisa (Alexander)
Richards, Reuben Francis
Richards, Junius Alexander
Catalog Number 50.015.5487
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2016.
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