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Title Mr. Martin's parlor
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date October 29, 1888
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view of a parlor with a fireplace on the left. Furnishings include two tables, two upholstered chairs, a firescreen, and framed images displayed on an easel. The view looks through the parlor into the dining room. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Seed 22 / 287 / [insert symbol] I.K. / Mr Martin's parlor. / Quite light, clear day./ Stop 32 / 7 1/2 min / 1. P.M / Perken lense / Monday Oct 29th 1888."
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The Martin family lived in the town of Clifton, Staten Island, on a 25-acre estate facing the ocean. Alice Austen's home "Clear Comfort" was located about two miles north.

Mr. I. Kingsley Martin (1838-ca. 1910) was one of the original stockholders of the First National Bank of Staten Island, which was organized in 1885, and was also one of the original members of the Clifton Boat Club. His daughter Julia was a friend of the photographer Alice Austen.
Earliest Date 1888
Latest Date 1888
Subjects Interiors
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Martin, I. Kingsley
Catalog Number 50.015.6814
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2017.
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