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Title [Ladies' clubhouse, Staten Island Ladies' Club]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date October 1, 1892
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Diagonal front and side view of the clubhouse of the Staten Island Ladies' Club, located on the grounds of the Staten Island Cricket and Baseball Club in Livingston, Staten Island. The small 1 1/2-story building has a wrap-around porch. One man and several women sit on the porch railing, most with their backs to the camera; another man stands on the lawn, leaning against the railing. One of the women holds up a fan to shield her face. At right, a woman sits in a chair on the porch, reading, with a dog at her feet. White lines on the grass in the foreground may mark the edge of a tennis court.
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The clubhouse was described in the magazine "The Illustrated American," Volume 3, July 26, 1890: "...It is the club-house, however, that is the most distinctive feature of the association. Set on the smooth-shaven sward, it stands a very rustic little establishment, with peaked roof, heavy uprights, and rough weather-boarding. A low-eaved, shady veranda runs around three sides of the house, where hammocks are hung and rocking-chairs love to congregate..."
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1892
Subjects Tennis
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.6009
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2017.
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