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Title Gate large
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date August 5, 1887
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. View of the rustic style entrance gate to the grounds of Clear Comfort, the Austen family home in Rosebank, Staten Island. New York Harbor is seen beyond the gate. Trees and flowers are in bloom. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "135 / Cramer / Gate large / Fine bright day, some wind / 7.40 a.m. Stop 4. / Dalh lense Quick snaps / Thursday August 5th 1887".
(Keywords: Clifton, New York)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History This view looks north from the grounds of Clear Comfort. The peaked roof seen in the distance at far left is the boathouse of the Clifton Boat Club.
Earliest Date 1887
Latest Date 1887
Subjects Gates
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.6522
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2016.
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