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Title [Portrait of Gertrude Tate]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date ca. 1900-1910
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Full-length portrait of Gertrude Tate seated on the porch of Clear Comfort, the Austen family home, in Rosebank, Staten Island. She sits in a chair with an ornate crest and spiral turned stiles. She wears a dress with a rounded neckline, elbow-length sleeves, and a ruffled hem. Leafy vines and flowering plants appear in the background.
(Keywords: Clifton, New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Film Size 8 x 10
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Gertrude Tate was a close friend of photographer Alice Austen for more than 50 years. Gertrude grew up in Brooklyn, but around 1917 she moved to Staten Island and resided with Alice at Clear Comfort.
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1910
Subjects Friendship
Portrait photographs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Tate, Gertrude
Catalog Number 50.015.7178
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, May 2013.
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