|Title||My brother-in-law and his cat|
|Object Name||Transparency, Lantern-slide|
|Photographer||Austen, Peter T.|
|Collection||Peter T. Austen Collection|
Original B&W glass lantern slide. Oswald Muller stands outdoors holding a small tabby cat. He has a beard and is wearing a hat and a checked three-piece suit. He appears to be standing on the grounds of the Austen family home in Rosebank, Staten Island. The image is seen through a circular opening in a dark paper mask that covers the lantern slide's edges; there is a clear sheet of protective glass over the image. Two paper labels with handwritten inscriptions are adhered to the glass: an oval label with red border, "N.B.C. / AUSTEN / 29," and a rectangular strip of paper, "89. My brother-in-law and / his cat."
(Keywords: New York)
|Acquisition||Gift of Phyllis Borea|
|Ownership and History||
Oswald Muller (1840-1912) was a ship captain who was born in Denmark. In 1871 he married Mary Austen, sister of Peter T. Austen and aunt of Staten Island photographer Alice Austen.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Austen, Peter Townsend
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, July 2017.|
|Legal Status||Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.|