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Title [Man inspecting a taxicab]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date ca. 1908-1912
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. A man (seen from the back) bends over to look at a parked taxicab on a street in Manhattan. A meter is visible on the front of the cab near the driver's seat. The cab is parked in front of a commercial building. The doorway at left has barber poles in front and a lamppost with inscription "BARBER / SHOP" on the globe. An entrance to the subway is at right.
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Film Size 3.625 x 4.750
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Earliest Date 1908
Latest Date 1912
Subjects Automobiles
Taxicabs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.5924
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, September 2013.
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