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Title Scarlet Fever Wards Hoffman Island
Object Name Negative, Film
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date June 8, 1910
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original film negative. Diagonal front and side view of two small, one-story buildings. Three girls are in front of the building at left; two are standing, and one is seated on the ground. The waterfront is visible in the background.

Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Hoffman and Swinburne Islands are two small islands just off Staten Island's eastern shore. For many years they served as part of New York's quarantine facilities, housing arriving immigrants who were ill or suspected of being infected with cholera, yellow fever, and other contagious diseases.
Earliest Date 1910
Latest Date 1910
Subjects Quarantines
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.5157
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2016.
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