|Title||Rip Van Winkle House|
|Object Name||Negative, Glass-plate|
|Photographer||Austen, E. Alice|
|Date||August 22, 1889|
|Collection||Alice Austen Photograph Collection|
Original glass plate negative. Front and side view of a two and a half story clapboard house with a two-story porch in front and a one-story wing to the left. In front of the house is a horse-drawn carriage and a group of 3 men and 3 women standing on the porch. Sign above the second-floor porch: "RIP VAN WINKLE BOARDING HO[USE]." The house is surrounded by dense woods. Identified by the photographer's inscription as "Rip Van Winkle House, Catskill, Thursday Aug. 22, 1889, Carbutt light no. 25 plate, Fine bright day 11:50 AM, Perken lense stop 22, 2 secs"
(Keywords: New York)
|Ownership and History||
The Rip Van Winkle Boarding House was located in Sleepy Hollow, just north of the town of Palenville, in New York's Catskill Mountains. It was said to be the site where Rip Van Winkle took his legendary nap. Travelers used it as a stop-over on their way to the Catskill Mountain House.
The building no longer stands; it burned down around 1918.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
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