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Title Liberty Bell made of oranges
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date July 10, 1893
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. View of a model of the Liberty Bell made of oranges, displayed at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Above the bell is a sign "LIBERTY" that is also made of oranges. In the background are palm fronds and windows. The glass plate is stamped "COPYRIGHT 1893 E.A.A." in the lower right corner. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Stanley / 35 / 583 / Liberty Bell made of oranges / San Francisco / Fair light / W.L. / 16 secs / 1 P.M 60 ft / Monday July 10th / 1893 / Worlds Fair / (15)".
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History In July 1893, Alice Austen and friends visited the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Alice took many photos of the event and copyrighted several of them. This photograph was copyrighted in December 1893 with the name "The Orange Liberty Bell."
Earliest Date 1893
Latest Date 1893
Subjects Fairs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.5282
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2016.
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