|Title||[Group of officers, Trude and self at Fort]|
|Object Name||Negative, Glass-plate|
|Photographer||Austen, E. Alice|
|Date||November 6, 1888|
|Collection||Alice Austen Photograph Collection|
Original glass plate negative. Alice Austen, Trude Eccleston, and four men in military uniforms pose with tennis rackets on the tennis courts at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island. Trude is seated, and Alice stands in the back row at right. Identified in the photographer's inscription as "Group of officers, Trude and self at Fort. Fine clear day. 1:20 PM, Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 1888. Carbutt High 25 blue label, Perken lense, stop 22, 1-1/2 secs".
(Keywords: Self Portrait, Posed Group)
|Ownership and History||
Fort Wadsworth, located on the northeastern shore of Staten Island, is one of the nation's oldest military fortifications. Tennis courts were among the recreational facilities available to officers and guests. Today Fort Wadsworth is part of the National Park Service's Gateway National Recreation Area.
In the book "Alice's World," Ann Novotny identifies the man wearing the polka dot tie as Wycliffe Throckmorton.
Forts & fortifications
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Throckmorton, Charles Wickliffe
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