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Title [Three bootblacks]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date April 13, 1896
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Three young bootblacks stand on a cobblestone street in Manhattan; the two boys at right hold shoeshine kits. The location is identified in the photographer's inscription as "south side of N.Y. Post Office."
(Keywords: New York City)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History This photograph was part of Alice Austen's series of views of people at work in Manhattan. In 1896 she published a selection of her photos in a portfolio titled "Street Types of New York."
Earliest Date 1896
Latest Date 1896
Subjects Children
Shoe shiners
Child laborers
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.5921
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2013.
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