|Title||[View of south shore road]|
|Object Name||Negative, Glass-plate|
|Photographer||Austen, E. Alice|
|Date||October 29, 1888|
|Collection||Alice Austen Photograph Collection|
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 village cart; she holds a whip in her left hand.
(Keywords: New York)
|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.
Carriages & coaches
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
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