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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
Description 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)
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
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.
Earliest Date 1888
Latest Date 1888
Subjects Tennis
Forts & fortifications
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Eccleston, Trude
Throckmorton, Charles Wickliffe
Catalog Number 50.015.6637
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, June 2013.
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