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Title Mr. Montgomery Uncle brother
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date August 25, 1895
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Beach scene, with a close-up view of three men in bathing suits posed sitting and reclining on the sand; the man in the center is smoking a pipe. The man at right is the photographer's uncle, Peter Townsend Austen. Several children are visible in the background. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Cramer / 50 crown / 843 / Mr Montgomery Uncle / brother / Fine day sun / W.L. Inst medium / 12 ft / 5.35 P.M / Sunday August 25th / 1895 / Bay Head."
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Peter Austen and his family visited the shore town of Bay Head, New Jersey, during several summers in the 1880s and 1890s. The man identified in the inscription as "Mr. Montgomery" is most likely John Howard Montgomery of Flushing, New York. "Brother" might refer to one of Mr. Montgomery's four brothers.
Earliest Date 1895
Latest Date 1895
Subjects Beaches
Bathing suits
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, Peter Townsend
Montgomery, John Howard
Catalog Number 50.015.5475
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2017.
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