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Title [View of south shore road]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date October 29, 1888
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. View of a sidewalk, with a stone wall and trees in bloom on the right, and an unpaved road on the left. A row of trees and a row of fence posts line the edge of the road. In the middle distance at left, Julia Martin is seated in a horse-drawn carriage; she holds a whip in her left hand.
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Julia Martin was a friend of the photographer Alice Austen. The Martin family lived in Clifton, Staten Island, on a 25-acre estate facing the ocean. Alice Austen's home "Clear Comfort" was located about two miles north.

The road seen in this photograph was called Richmond Avenue in the late 1800s. It is today's McClean Avenue, located partly within the Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Wadsworth.
Earliest Date 1888
Latest Date 1888
Subjects Streets
Carriages & coaches
Sidewalks
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Martin, Julia
Catalog Number 50.015.6813
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2013.
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