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Title Alvington Mr & Mrs Allen
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date September 7, 1896
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. A man and a woman stand on the lawn in front of a Federal style house. A garden and a circular drive are in the foreground. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Stanley / 50 / 999 / Alvington Mr & Mrs Allen / 1 P.M. / Fine day 60 ft / shade / W.L. / Inst Medium / Monday Sept 7th 1896 / Kingston / Canada."
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History This appears to be Alwington (sometimes written Alvington) House in Kingston, Canada. The people in this photo are likely Reverend Joseph Antisell Allen, a clergyman, and his wife Charlotte Catherine Ann (Grant) Allen. Mrs. Allen was the daughter of Charles William Grant, the fifth Baron of Longueuil (a French Colonial title). Reverend Allen died in 1900 at the age of 86. Their son, Charles Grant Allen (1848-1899, known as Grant Allen), was a science writer and novelist, and proponent of the theory of evolution.
Earliest Date 1896
Latest Date 1896
Subjects Houses
Lawns
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.6058
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2017.
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