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Title [Box Tree Tea Room interior]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date 1922
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view of a room in a house. A table at center is set with a white ceramic tea and coffee service. A second table, partially visible at the far right edge of the image, seems to be set in a similar manner. Vases with flowers and other accessories are also visible, as well as a fireplace, gas lamp, and window. A calendar on the wall shows the year 1922. Seating furniture includes a wicker settee and Windsor chairs.
(Keyword: HRT, New York City, Twentieth Century)
Film Size 8 x 10
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History In the late 1910s and early 1920s, Alice Austen and Gertrude Tate operated the Box Tree Tea Room in the historic Perine House in Dongan Hills, Staten Island. The house (now known as the Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House) was owned at that time by the Staten Island Antiquarian Society. Alice Austen belonged to the Staten Island Garden Club, which had helped the Antiquarian Society raise funds to purchase the house.
Earliest Date 1922
Latest Date 1922
Subjects Interiors
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.7126
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, June 2013.
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