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Title Full length, with fan myself
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date September 19, 1892
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Self-portrait of Alice Austen sitting in an upholstered chair on the porch of Clear Comfort, the Austen family house, in Rosebank, Staten Island. There is a throw rug under her feet. She leans toward the left side of the image and looks directly at the camera. She is wearing a short-sleeve evening dress with lace trim; she wears elbow-length gloves and holds a partially open fan. On the right is a potted plant on top of an Asian style stand. Directly behind her is a porch column covered with vines; in the background are trees and plants in bloom. There is a bouquet of flowers lying on the rug near her feet.
(Keywords: Self Portrait, New York)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Alice Austen (1866-1952), a lifelong resident of Staten Island, was a talented and prolific amateur photographer. Whether photographing friends and family, travel, sporting events, or scenes of urban life, her photographs were carefully composed and captured minute details. In this photo, she poses among the lush greenery surrounding her home.
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1892
Subjects Self-portraits
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Catalog Number 50.015.6693
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, May 2013.
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