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Title [Tennis grounds, Violet and Caroline Ward]
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date June 11, 1890
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. View of a lawn with paths in the foreground and large trees in bloom. In the middle distance, Violet Ward (right) and Caroline Ward (left) stand under a tree next to a tennis net, which they appear to be adjusting; a tennis racket leans against the tree. At far left is the corner of an ivy-covered building (probably the Ward family house). Behind the net, the top of the Ward family's ice house is visible.
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Sisters Violet and Caroline Ward were friends of photographer Alice Austen. The Ward family lived on a large estate in the exclusive neighborhood of Grymes Hill, Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Tennis
Estates
Landscape photographs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Ward, Maria E.
Ward, Caroline Constantia
Catalog Number 50.015.6697
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, May 2013.
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