|Title||Mr. I Kingsley Martins house|
|Object Name||Negative, Glass-plate|
|Photographer||Austen, E. Alice|
|Date||October 29, 1888|
|Collection||Alice Austen Photograph Collection|
Original glass plate negative. Front view of a large two-story Italianate style house with a circular drive in front. Julia Martin stands on the front steps. The older of the two women standing on the driveway may be her stepmother, Sarah Schuyler Martin. A tall ladder leans up against the house on the left.
(Keywords: New York)
|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.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Martin, I. Kingsley
Martin, Sarah (Schuyler)
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