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Title [Pussy Martin and Baby, Julia, Sophie Pool and Schuyler]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date July 6, 1889
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Three women (one standing and two seated) and two young children pose on a lawn, with shrubbery behind them. They are on the grounds of Clear Comfort, the Austen family home in Rosebank, Staten Island; a small section of the porch is visible at right. The woman at right, seated on the grass, is Julia Martin. The woman standing at left is Amy Martin; she holds a pair of baby shoes in one hand and a parasol in the other hand. The woman in the center sits in a chair and holds an infant on her lap. Inscription on the negative envelope: "Pussy Martin and baby, Julia, Sophie Pool and Schuyler, July 6, 1889."
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The young child at left, identified in the inscription as Schuyler, is most likely Schuyler Martin, the half-brother of Alice Austen's friend Julia Martin. Schuyler was born in 1884.

"Pussy Martin" is Amy (Williams) Martin, who married Seyton Howard Martin (brother of Julia Martin). Their son, Kingsley, was born in November 1888. They also had a daughter, Amy, born in 1892.
Earliest Date 1889
Latest Date 1889
Subjects Children
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Martin, Julia
Martin, Amy (Williams)
Martin, Kingsley
Martin, Schuyler
Catalog Number 50.015.6615
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2017.
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