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Title Julia B. & self, Messrs Rawl, Ordway, Blunt, Buel, Gibson & Maurice
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date February 20, 1892
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view of a group of men and women. Alice Austen stands at right, holding a teacup, while six men and one woman are variously posed around a small table which is set for tea. In the foreground two men are on the floor, one reclining on pillows and the other holding his hand to his forehead. Julia Bredt is seated at the table pouring tea for a man standing next to her.
(Keywords: Posed Group, Self Portrait)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Alice Austen took this carefully posed group photo while visiting with friends in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The woman seated at the table is Alice's friend Julia Bredt, and the others in the group are identified in the photographer's inscription as "Messrs Rawl, Ordway, Blunt, Buel, Gibson, and Maurice." The men identified as Buel, Blunt, and Ordway are most likely Emmot Davis Buel, William W. Blunt, and Godwin Ordway, all of whom graduated from nearby Lehigh University in the early 1890s. "Maurice" may be Archibald S. Maurice, also a student at Lehigh.
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1892
Subjects Friendship
Tableaux
Interiors
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Bredt, Julia
Buel, Emmot Davis
Ordway, Godwin
Maurice, Archibald Stewart
Blunt, William W.
Catalog Number 50.015.5454
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2013.
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