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Title Fireplace & stove, our room
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date April 21, 1894
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Interior view of a bedroom in Clear Comfort, the Austen family home in Rosebank, Staten Island. There is a cast iron heating stove in front of a fireplace. Furnishings include a Windsor rocking chair, a chest of drawers with a mirror, floor rugs, and decorative objects. A large folding fan covers the fireplace opening. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "A.D.6 / plate / 702 / Fireplace & stove, our room / Fair day / 1 1/2 mins & 3 secs for window / 10 am / 25 ft / Sat. April 21st 1894 / Austen House".
(Keywords: Clifton, New York)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Photographer Alice Austen took many photos of her beloved family home. Here she shows a portion of her bedroom.
Earliest Date 1894
Latest Date 1894
Subjects Interiors
Stoves
Houses
Bedrooms
Fireplaces
Fans
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.5254
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2016.
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