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Title [Annie Collins & self in bathing suits]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date August 25, 1891
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Alice Austen (left) and Annie Collins, both wearing bathing suits, stand on the beach leaning against the boardwalk in Bay Head, New Jersey; they look directly at the camera. Behind them is a building with oval openings around the porch. In the background at right are four women and one man sitting on a bench. Inscription on the negative envelope identifies this as "Annie Collins & / self in bathing suits / Tuesday Aug. 25, 1891. Bay head."
(Keywords: Self Portrait, Jersey Shore)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Annie Collins was the daughter of Rev. Charles Jewett Collins, a Presbyterian minister and educator. She married Walter B. Howe in New York City on May 28, 1895.
Earliest Date 1891
Latest Date 1891
Subjects Beaches
Boardwalks
Bathing suits
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Collins, Annie
Catalog Number 50.015.5457
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, October 2016.
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