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Title Mr. I Kingsley Martins house
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date October 29, 1888
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description 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)
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 Houses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Martin, I. Kingsley
Martin, Julia
Martin, Sarah (Schuyler)
Catalog Number 50.015.6816
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2013.
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