|Title||Bowling Club (self)|
|Object Name||Negative, Glass-plate|
|Photographer||Austen, E. Alice|
|Date||May 28, 1895|
|Collection||Alice Austen Photograph Collection|
Original glass plate negative. A posed group of seven men and eight women stand and sit in an interior; four of the men wear military uniforms. Five bowling balls are on the ground in front of the group. Alice Austen stands in the back row at far right; her friend Trude Eccleston stands in the back row, right of center (wearing a boater). Standing at far left is Trude's brother, Samuel Eccleston. Behind the group is a chalkboard with bowling scores. A list of abbreviated names is visible on the chalkboard: "Mrs [Patt?] / Mr. White / Mr. Har / [illegible] / Miss Eccl / Miss [Johnston?] / Mr. Scof [probably for Scofield] / Mr. [Haz?]."
(Keywords: Self Portrait, Posed Group, New York)
|Film Size||4 x 5|
|Ownership and History||
The setting for this party was the private bowling alley of Nathaniel Marsh's mansion on Belair Road in Clifton, Staten Island.
In the book Alice's World, Ann Novotny identifies the man in the right foreground as Lieutenant Isaac Lewis, inventor of the Lewis gun. The Lewis gun was an American-designed machine gun that was used by Great Britain and other countries in World War I and after.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Eccleston, Samuel Clarkson
Lewis, Isaac N.
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