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Title Large group on tennis ground
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date August 10, 1888
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. A group of nine men and five women sit and stand on and in front of a wooden fence. Many of them hold tennis rackets. Several of the men wear striped jackets and caps. Alice Austen sits in the center of the first row; she holds a tennis racket in her left hand and a small paper-wrapped box in her right hand. Trude Eccleston is seated on the fence in the back row at left, next to her future husband Charles Barton at far left. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "No. 226 / Large group on tennis ground / Fine, clear day in shade / 1 sec Stop 22 / Perkin lense 4.30 P.M. / Friday Aug. 10th 1888. / Lake Mahopac."
(Keywords: Self Portrait, Posed Group, New York)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Trude Eccleston was one of photographer Alice Austen's closest friends. Here they are visiting Mahopac, New York, a popular 19th-century summer resort about 50 miles north of New York City.
Earliest Date 1888
Latest Date 1888
Subjects Sports
Group portraits
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Eccleston, Trude
Barton, Charles
Catalog Number 50.015.6932
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, October 2016.
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