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Title Dr. Bissell
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date ca. 1891
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. A half-length 3/4 view portrait of a woman sitting in a chair, facing to the right, against a background of leaves. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Dr Bissell 1/2."
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Mary Taylor Bissell, M.D. (1853-1936) was a physician who lived in Manhattan. She served for a time as the Medical Director of the Berkeley Ladies' Athletic Club in Manhattan, working together with Alice Austen's friend Daisy Elliott, who was the Gymnasium Director. Dr. Bissell was Professor of Hygiene at the Woman's Medical College in Manhattan from 1891 to 1895, and was the author of a number of articles related to women's health and fitness.
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1892
Subjects Portrait photographs
Physicians
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Bissell, Dr. Mary T.
Catalog Number 50.015.5443
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2017.
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