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Title The three Caravels
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date July 10, 1893
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. View of three sailing ships on a lagoon at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, with a large building to the left. The glass plate has inscription "COPYRIGHT 1893 E.A.A." in the lower right corner. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Stanley / 35 / 577 / The three Caravels / Fine day / W.L. Inst fast / 60 ft 11.12 am / Monday July 10th 1893 / Worlds Fair / (10)."
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The Columbus Caravels were replicas of the ships used by Christopher Columbus in his voyage to the new world.
Earliest Date 1893
Latest Date 1893
Subjects Fairs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.5279
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2017.
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