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Title [Sand sculptures, Atlantic City]
Object Name Negative, Film
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date March 18, 1910
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original film negative. View of the beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey, seen from an elevated vantage point. In the center of the scene is a line of sand sculptures; at right, a man kneels in the sand, carving a sand sculpture of a male figure. The other carvings include a lion next to a shield, and other male and female figural groups.
(Keywords: New Jersey, Early Twentieth Century)
Film Size 3.5 x 4.625
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Above the lion sculpture in the sand is an inscribed Latin inscription "HELVETIORUM FIDEI AC VIRTUTI" (to the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss). It is a copy of the famous sandstone carving in Lucerne, Switzerland known as the Lion Monument.
Earliest Date 1910
Latest Date 1910
Subjects Beaches
Sand
Sand sculpture
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.7354
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2013.
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