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Title [Jessica's auto in front of Ocean House]
Object Name Negative, Film
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date July 1911
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original film negative. A car is stopped in front of a large building with a porch and tall columns; above the porch is a sign "OCEAN HOUSE." An American flag flies from the top of the roof. The ocean is visible at right.
(Keywords: Seaside Resorts, Waterfront, Twentieth Century)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The Ocean House Hotel in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, opened in 1868. The business still operates today in a new building that replicates the exterior of the historic structure seen in Alice Austen's photograph.
Earliest Date 1911
Latest Date 1911
Subjects Hotels
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.5188
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2013.
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