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Title The Strong's barn Bessie & dog
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date June 23, 1890
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. View of a yard behind two small buildings, one brick and one wooden. There is debris scattered on the ground. Bessie Strong stands behind a large wooden barrel that is laying on its side; she holds a small dog that is standing on the barrel. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "A&R / 40 / 12 / The Strong's barn Bessie / & dog / cloudy day. / About 50 ft. 8.15 am / D. / Monday June 23d / 1890".
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Alice Austen's friend Bessie Strong lived with her parents in their family home, known as "Stronghold," in New Brunswick, New Jersey. This photo shows Bessie and her dog by the family's barn.
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Barns
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Strong, Elisabeth B.
Catalog Number 50.015.5500
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2016.
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