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Title [Nellie (Munroe) Austen seated on a porch]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, Peter T.
Date 1889
Collection Peter T. Austen Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Nellie (Munroe) Austen is seated in a rocking chair on a porch; she wears a striped cap and a dress with checked trim. She leans her head to her right and she looks directly at the camera. There is a folding chair at right. The location is not identified, but it is likely Bay Head, New Jersey. Handwritten in red at right edge: "10.28;" handwritten in the upper left corner: "18;" handwritten in red on reverse: "26."
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Gift of Phyllis Borea
Ownership and History Nellie (Munroe) Austen (1855-1948) was the wife of Peter Townsend Austen. Staten Island photographer Alice Austen was their niece. This photo was most likely taken in the shore town of Bay Head, New Jersey, where Peter and Nellie and their children William Munroe, Elizabeth Patty, and Oswald Townsend vacationed during several summers in the 1880s and 1890s.
Earliest Date 1889
Latest Date 1889
Subjects Porches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, Nellie (Munroe)
Catalog Number 84.059.0086
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 2017.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.