|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|
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)
|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.|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Ward, Maria E.
Ward, Caroline Constantia
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