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Title Children at Seamans Home
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date November 6, 1890
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Group portrait of a large group of children standing and sitting in rows outside a brick building with two large windows to the left, and a door to the right. Each of the children wears a ribbon on his or her chest. Three women stand in the doorway behind the group. The negative has an inscription lower right: "E.A.A." The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "A&R / 40 / No. 102 / Children at Seamans Home / Fine, clear day, in shade / 27 ft / W.D. / S. Inst / 2.32 P.M / Monday Nov 6 1890."
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The Society for the Relief of Destitute Children of Seamen established a home on the north shore of Staten Island in 1852, providing care for children in need. The organization, today known as the Seamen’s Society for Children and Families, continues to provide programs for children and families facing difficult times.
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Children
Group portraits
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.5215
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2017.
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