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Title Group at The Glen Springs Sanitarium Under cover in glass piazza
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date August 2, 1892
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. A group of nine women and four men pose together in a wide hallway with windows on each side. Trude Eccleston stands at far left. The man seated in the wheelchair is identified as Mr. Buck. One woman holds a parasol over her head. Inscription "EAA" in lower left corner.
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Alice Austen and her friends visited the Glen Springs Sanitarium in Watkins, New York, in 1892, two years after its opening. An 1890 advertisement in the Boston Evening Transcript described the many healthful benefits of a visit: "...Will be equipped with the most approved therapeutic appliances, including Turkish, Russian, Roman, Electric, Electro-Thermal, Moliere Saline and Iron Baths. Also Massage, Swedish Movements, Calisthenics and all forms of Electricity. Pure water, also valuable mineral springs, including Saline, Iron, Iodine and Sulphur Waters. No malaria. Beautiful views, charming walks and drives, pure air, boating, fishing, &c..."
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1892
Subjects Sanatoriums
Group portraits
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Eccleston, Trude
Catalog Number 50.015.6564
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2013.
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