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Title No. piazza half length
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date August 13, 1899
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. View down the length of the porch of the Catskill Mountain House. The porch has tall fluted columns with decorative capitals, a railing on the right, and shuttered windows on the left. At the far end of the porch, the photographer's mother, Alice Cornell Austen, sits in a rocking chair, reading a newspaper; she wears a hat and coat. There is an empty chair next to her. Mountains are visible in the distance. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription (the inscription also refers to negative 50.015.7407): "Stanley / 50 / Piazza Mountain House, length / 60 ft / 12.30 pm Inst. / Fine day, in shade / Sat Aug 13th 1899 / No. piazza half length / 12.35 PM with Mamma / W. Lense / Catskill."
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The Catskill Mountain House was a famous hotel that served a wealthy clientele. It was located in the Catskill Mountains region of New York state, near the town of Palenville.
Earliest Date 1899
Latest Date 1899
Subjects Hotels
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, Alice Cornell
Catalog Number 50.015.6405
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