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Title Uncle Petes dining room
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date June 7, 1894
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view of a dining room with a dining table, five chairs, and what appears to be a rug used as a tablecloth. A sideboard at right holds metal and ceramic serving pieces. A display case on the back wall holds glassware. There is a framed photo of Clear Comfort, the Austen family home, above the sideboard. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Stanley / 35 / 718 / Uncle Petes dining room / Good light / counted / 55 / 2 secs for window / D. / 30 ft / 9.10 am / Thursday June 7th 1894 / 876 President St / Brooklyn."
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History In 1893, Peter Townsend Austen, uncle of photographer Alice Austen, moved with his family to Brooklyn, New York, after accepting a position as Professor of Chemistry at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute.
Earliest Date 1894
Latest Date 1894
Subjects Interiors
Dining rooms
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, Peter Townsend
Catalog Number 50.015.5210
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2017.
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