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Title [Party on steps of wagonette]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date November 2, 1891
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Humorous view of four women picnicking near a small horse-drawn carriage. Miss Jenkins sits on the ground pouring a drink; Trude Eccleston is seated behind her, drinking from a bottle. Violet Ward leans against the carriage, looking inebriated, while her sister Caroline Ward stands on a carriage wheel and drinks from a glass. Two horses are partially visible in the background at right. The shadow of a person's head and shoulders is visible in the right foreground (perhaps Alice Austen's shadow while taking the photo). Location is Richmond Valley, Staten Island, New York.
(Keywords: Posed Group)

Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Alice Austen often posed her friends in humorous vignettes. Here her friends Violet and Caroline Ward, Trude Eccleston, and Miss Jenkins pretend to be intoxicated. Austen took two other photos of the group on the same day.
Earliest Date 1891
Latest Date 1891
Subjects Friendship
Carriages & coaches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Eccleston, Trude
Ward, Maria E.
Ward, Caroline Constantia
Catalog Number 50.015.5569
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2013.
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