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Title Lin Alburger & family
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date March 26, 1893
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Posed portrait of the Alburger family in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Thomas Linton Alburger stands next to his wife, Mary, who is seated in a chair. Their children stand on either side of Mary. They are on a lawn in front of a wooden fence; a house is partially visible in the background. Inscription "E.A.A" in lower right corner. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Stanley / 35 / 525 / Lin Alburger & family / Poor light, cloudy / W.L. 10 ft / 3.30 P.M. / Inst slow / Sun. March 26th / 1893 / Germantown."
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Mary Butler, a Staten Island resident and friend of photographer Alice Austen, moved to Germantown following her 1887 marriage to Thomas Linton Alburger, a merchant.

They pose here with their two oldest children, Alice B., born in 1888, and Thomas Linton Jr., born in 1890. A third child, Mary P., was born in 1895.

Earliest Date 1893
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Family
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Alburger, Thomas Linton
Alburger, Thomas Linton Jr.
Alburger, Mary S. (Butler)
Alburger, Alice B.
Catalog Number 50.015.5437
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2017.
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