|Title||Mrs. Strong's house from gate|
|Object Name||Negative, Glass-plate|
|Photographer||Austen, E. Alice|
|Date||June 20, 1890|
|Collection||Alice Austen Photograph Collection|
Original glass plate negative. Partial view of a large house with a turret and a mansard roof, as seen through trees in bloom. Bessie Strong sits on the railing alongside the exterior staircase to the house; she wears a striped dress and looks directly at the camera. In the foreground is an unpaved driveway leading to the house.
|Ownership and History||
Alice Austen's friend Bessie Strong sits outside her family's home in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Bessie's father, Woodbridge Strong (1827-1907), served for many years as judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Judge Strong built the family's home, known as "Stronghold," in 1870.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Strong, Elisabeth B.
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