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Title [Mrs. Haxton's house]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date October 7, 1893
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Diagonal rear and side view of a Gothic Revival style house, seen from across the lawn. Adeline Haxton stands on the lawn near the house. The house is surrounded by trees in bloom and a garden is visible on the left. Inscription "E.A.A" in lower right corner. Inscription on the negative sleeve identifies this as Mrs. Haxton's house, October 7, 1893.
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Adeline Haxton's property is shown in the 1898 Richmond County atlas as 3 acres located in Arrochar, just south of Fort Wadsworth. Her property bordered on the Lower Bay of New York Harbor. Her husband William, who passed away in 1896, was an insurance executive. They may have been related to the Austen family; a carte-de-visite portrait photo of Adeline in the Staten Island Historical Society's Austen archival collection identifies her as "Aunt Addie" (with the last name spelled as Haxtum).
Earliest Date 1893
Latest Date 1893
Subjects Houses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Haxton, Adeline
Catalog Number 50.015.6803
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, October 2016.
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