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Title V. Wards dinner table
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date August 16, 1891
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view; three women are seated around a dining room table. The woman in the middle appears to be Alice Austen, but she is nearly obscured by a plant in the center of the table. The woman at left is Trude Eccleston, and the woman at right is Violet Ward; Violet's eyes are closed. An empty chair is in the center foreground of the image. The table holds glassware, napkins, and four lamps with fabric shades. An Asian style screen is in the background at left, and a door is at right. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Stanley / 35 / No. 162 / V. Wards dinner table / Small flash, lamps lit / 8.30 P.M / W.L. / 10 ft / Small flash / Sunday Aug. 16th / 1891".
(Keywords: New York, Self Portrait)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Trude Eccleston and Violet Ward were close friends of photographer Alice Austen. This photograph was taken in the Ward family home, known as "Oneata," on Grymes Hill, Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1891
Latest Date 1891
Subjects Dining rooms
Dining tables
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Ward, Maria E.
Eccleston, Trude
Catalog Number 50.015.5512
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2016.
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