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Title F. Bourne Bella & the baby
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date July 4, 1890
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. A man and a woman stand on a lawn in front of a fence covered by shrubbery; the woman is holding an infant. The man leans his left arm on the fence; he wears a striped jacket and holds a boater in his hands. The woman wears a light color blouse with striped collar and cuffs, a dark skirt, and a boater. The infant wears a long dress and a cap. A house is partially visible at right. Location is most likely Staten Island. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "AR / 45 / 25 / F. Bourne Bella & the baby / Fine day taken in shade / 2.45 PM / 10 ft / Friday July 4th / 1890 / D".
(Keywords: New York)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Theodore Frederick Bourne and Isabella (McKean) Bourne pose with their first child, Lelia M., who was born in March 1890. Their second child, Helen Grace, was born in October 1891. Theodore was an attorney and also an inventor; his patents include improvements for fountain pens, typewriters, and car windshields.

Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Children
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Bourne, Theodore Frederick
Bourne, Isabella (McKean)
Catalog Number 50.015.5444
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, August 2016.
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