|Title||Miss Elliott & Miss Lawrence on double rings, lower gym|
|Object Name||Negative, Glass-plate|
|Photographer||Austen, E. Alice|
|Date||May 23, 1893|
|Collection||Alice Austen Photograph Collection|
Original glass plate negative. Interior of a gymnasium. Violet Ward sits on the parallel bars at left, while on the right Daisy Elliott (far right) and another woman stand together at the top of a ramp and hold rings attached to ropes. There is a piano at right and a vaulting horse to the left of the ramp. The rear wall holds Indian clubs, dumbbells, hoops, and other equipment, with a ship's wheel in the center. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Seed / 23 / No. 546 / Miss Elliott & Miss Lawrence on / double rings / Medium light / lower gym / P.L. / 10 secs / 12.40 PM / Stop 22 / Tuesday May 23d 1893 / Berkley A.C."
(Keywords: New York City)
|Ownership and History||Alice Austen's friend Delia Marie Elliott (nicknamed Daisy) worked as the gymnasium director at the Berkeley Ladies' Athletic Club, located on 44th Street in Manhattan. The club provided elaborate facilities exclusively for the use of their female members. A notice in the New York Times on February 23, 1895, announced that the club name would be changed to the Berkeley Gymnasium, and they would offer a wider range of activities, including an evening class for "business women and girls."|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Ward, Maria E.
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