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Title Dr. & Mrs. Eccleston sitting on Rectory piazza
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date ca. 1888
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Dr. John Clarkson Eccleston and his wife Mary Louise Eccleston are seated in chairs on the porch of the rectory of St. John's Church in Rosebank, Staten Island. Dr. Eccleston looks directly at the camera; he holds a hat in his right hand and a rolled up piece of paper in his left hand; a pair of pince-nez glasses hangs from a chain at his neck. Mrs. Eccleston is seen in profile, looking toward the left side of the image; she holds a fan in her lap. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "A&R / 40 / No 5 / Dr & Mrs Eccleston / sitting on Rectory piazza / In shade / 10 ft. / 9.30 a.m / D."
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Dr. John Clarkson Eccleston (1828-1912) became the rector of St. John's Church in February 1856, and served for seven years. In 1863 he became rector of Trinity Church in Newark, New Jersey. In 1866 he returned to St. John's Church on Staten Island, and served for more than 40 years.

Dr. and Mrs. Eccleston were the parents of Trude Eccleston, a close friend of photographer Alice Austen.
Earliest Date 1888
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Rectories
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Eccleston, Dr. (Rev.) John Clarkson
Eccleston, Mary Louise
Catalog Number 50.015.5460
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2017.
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