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Title Interior of kitchen with range
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date September 9, 1887
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view of the kitchen at Clear Comfort, the Austen family home in Rosebank, Staten Island. There is a large cast iron stove at left; items displayed on the stove include metal teapots, a coffee grinder, and a white ceramic pitcher. In front of the window at right are a table with a tablecloth, and two Windsor chairs; the table is set with plates, forks, glasses, cups and saucers, and a matching ceramic sugar bowl and creamer (possibly a flow blue willow pattern). A pitcher and a bowl are on the windowsill. On the wall at right is a framed poster with an illustration of a sailing ship and inscription "PACIFIC / MAIL STEAM[ER]." The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Seed 22 / No. 160 / Interior of kitchen with range / Fine day, room dark, flashed light / 10.10 a.m. Stop 5 / 10 min / Dalh lense / Friday Sept 9th 1887."
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Earliest Date 1887
Latest Date 1887
Subjects Houses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.6498
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2017.
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