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Title Skating at Prospect Park
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date January 25, 1895
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. View in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. In the foreground, facing a frozen pond, are two rows of wicker chairs on runners; each of the chairs has a number on the side. Numerous men and women are ice skating on the pond. Bare trees are seen in the distance. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Cramer / crown / 797 / Skating at Prospect Park / Fine, clear day / W.L. Insta fast / 60 ft / 11.30 a.m / Friday Jan 25th 1895 / Brooklyn."
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Earliest Date 1895
Latest Date 1895
Subjects Winter
Winter sports
Ice skating
Lakes & ponds
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.5208
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2017.
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