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Title Mrs Marsh's parlor
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date November 12, 1888
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view of a parlor; furnishings include an etagere, two tables, and several upholstered chairs. At left is a fireplace with a mirror above; at right is a square piano. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Carbutt Light 25 / blue label / 303 / Mrs Marsh's parlor / Pretty good light, clear day / Stop 32 10 mins. / 12.15 P.M / Perken lense / Thursday Nov 12th 1888."
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History "Mrs. Marsh" is most likely Julia (Townsend) Marsh, widow of Nathaniel Marsh Sr. and the mother of Alice Austen's close friend Julia Marsh. The Marsh family lived in Clifton, Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1888
Latest Date 1888
Subjects Interiors
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Marsh, Julia (Townsend)
Catalog Number 50.015.6812
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, October 2017.
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