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Title [Our boat off Mariposa off Bath]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date September 21, 1892
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Three men and two women are aboard a sailboat as seen from the deck. A boom and sail are visible in the right third of the image. The woman seated at left is Julia Bredt; the woman at right (seen in profile) is identified as Mamie Errington. The inscription on the negative envelope appears to have been copied from the photographer's original negative envelope: "A-1070 / No. 421 / Our Boat off Mariposa off / Bath. Mamie Errington, / Julia Bredt, Alfred E. M. / Hitchcock, Mr. Conkling & self / Fine day, wind / Poor light, late 5:25 P.M. / Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1892."
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History "Alfred E." and "Mamie Errington" are likely Franklin Alfred Errington and his sister Mary Errington of Staten Island.

The July 3, 1890 issue of Field & Stream includes the "Mariposa" in a list of competitors that sailed in a Staten Island Athletic Club race on June 28: "The Yachting Department of the Staten Island Athletic Club sailed a very successful regatta on Saturday on New York Bay, the start being off Robbin's Reef Light. The wind was strong and puffy from the west...." In the category "Cabin Catboats" was the listing "Mariposa, F.A. Errington." The article goes on to note that the Mariposa was defeated in the race.

Bath Beach is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1892
Subjects Sailboats
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Bredt, Julia
Errington, Franklin Alfred
Errington, Mary Notcutt
Catalog Number 50.015.5769
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2017.
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