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Title Our dining room
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date May 13, 1894
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view of the dining room at Clear Comfort, the Austen family home in Rosebank, Staten Island. Furnishings include a table with a tablecloth, with three chairs around the table and a fourth chair at right, next to a leaded glass door. The table is set with plates, glasses, utensils, a carafe, napkins, napkin rings, a tureen, and a potted plant. An Empire style sideboard is against the far wall, with a framed print of people and horses above; items on the sideboard include a lamp and a ceramic or glass rooster in a basket. A table with a striped tablecloth is partially visible in the right foreground. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "707 / Stanley / 35 / Our dining room, from [illegible] / Fine day, flashed light / D. / 2 mins 25 ft / 1 P.M / Sunday May 13th 1894."
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The painting hanging on the wall at right is a view of the Austen house by artist William Hart. The painting is now part of the Staten Island Historical Society collection (catalog number P01.0054), donated by Alice Austen.
Earliest Date 1894
Latest Date 1894
Subjects Interiors
Dining rooms
Dining tables
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.5247
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2017.
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