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Title Hattie White, Joy Chapman & G. Booth
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date February 15, 1892
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Two women and a man stand on an unpaved street, facing the camera. They stand in front of a horse-drawn carriage; in the background are bare trees and the side view of a brick house. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "A&R / 40 / No. 248 / Hattie White, Joy Chapman & G. Booth / Fine day / 3 P.M / 10 ft / Inst / Monday Feb 15th 1892 / Bethlehem."
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Photographer Alice Austen went to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on several occasions to visit her friend Julia Bredt.

The man identified in the photographer's inscription as "G. Booth" is George Rodney Booth of Bethlehem. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1886 and had a career as an attorney. Joy Chapman also lived in Bethlehem; her father, William Chapman, was founder and president of a large slate quarry.
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1892
Subjects Carriages & coaches
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Booth, George Rodney
Chapman, Joy
Catalog Number 50.015.5570
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2017.
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