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Title Group of our party at University, just leaving
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date July 14, 1893
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Two men and four women stand on a boardwalk near a large stone building, with luggage at their feet. Inscription "E.A.A" in the lower right corner. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Stanley / 35 / 599 / Mrs Cook Mr & Mrs Lombard / Mrs Emmons Kintzing & Mildred / group of our party at University, / just leaving / Fine day in half shade / W.L. / 10.35 am / 12 ft Inst / Friday July 14th 1893 / Worlds Fair."
(Keywords: Posed Group, Illinois)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Alice Austen visited the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in July, 1893. Here her traveling companions pose for a group photo as they prepare to leave Chicago at the end of their trip.

The individuals in this photo have been identified based on the names in the photographer's inscription and the estimated ages of the people in the image. Mildred Emmons is the young woman standing at far right (she was age 16 at the time of the trip) and her brother Kintzing, who was age 21, is the man standing in the center. The older woman standing between them is most likely their grandmother, Eliza (Coffin) Cook, age 77 at the time of the trip. The two women standing at left are sisters Mary (Cook) Emmons and Caroline (Cook) Lombard. The man at far left is Caroline's husband, Warren Plimpton Lombard, a professor of physiology at the University of Michigan.
Earliest Date 1893
Latest Date 1893
Subjects Travel
Fairs
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Emmons, Kintzing
Emmons, Mildred
Emmons, Mary Winthrop (Cook)
Cook, Eliza (Coffin)
Lombard, Warren
Lombard, Caroline (Cook)
Catalog Number 50.015.6080
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2016.
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