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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
Description 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.
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
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.

Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Houses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Strong, Woodbridge
Strong, Elisabeth B.
Catalog Number 50.015.6960
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2013.
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