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Title The Strongs library from back parlor
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date March 14, 1892
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view of a room in the home of the Strong family in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The room is furnished with a table and chairs at the center and a lamp hanging above, in front of a curtained window. Other furnishings include a sofa, bookcase, rug, drapes, whatnot, and decorative accessories. Inscription in the lower left corner: "E.A.A." The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Stanley / 35 / 273 / The Strongs library from back / parlor / Fine day / W.L. 11.10 am / 45 secs / 40 ft / Monday March 14th / 1892."
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Elisabeth B. Strong (nickname Bessie) was a close friend of photographer Alice Austen. Bessie's father, Woodbridge Strong, was a judge in the Court of Common Pleas in Middlesex County, New Jersey.
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1892
Subjects Interiors
Libraries (Rooms)
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Strong, Woodbridge
Catalog Number 50.015.6168
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2017.
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