|Title||[Party on steps of wagonette]|
|Object Name||Negative, Glass-plate|
|Photographer||Austen, E. Alice|
|Date||November 2, 1891|
|Collection||Alice Austen Photograph Collection|
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|
|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.|
Carriages & coaches
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Ward, Maria E.
Ward, Caroline Constantia
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