|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|
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)
|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.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Martin, Amy (Williams)
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