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Title [Group in parlor at V. Ward's]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date March 24, 1889
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view at the home of General William G. Ward on Grymes Hill, Staten Island. General Ward stands in the center, holding a trumpet. The woman seated at far right is his daughter, Caroline, and standing to the left of Caroline is her sister Maria. The man seated in front is the General's brother, Charles Henry Ward; Charles' wife is seated at left, and his son Frank stands at far right. The other man and woman are not identified.
(Keywords: Posed Group, New York)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History William G. Ward was a noted Civil War general. In 1865 he built a mansion, which he named Oneata, in the Grymes Hill neighborhood of Staten Island. His daughter Maria (known by the nickname Violet) was one of Alice Austen's closest friends.
Earliest Date 1889
Latest Date 1889
Subjects Family
Interiors
Parlors
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Ward, Maria E.
Ward, Caroline Constantia
Ward, William Greene
Ward, Charles Henry
Catalog Number 50.015.6633
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, January 2013.
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