|Title||[The Butler's house and party]|
|Object Name||Negative, Glass-plate|
|Photographer||Austen, E. Alice|
|Date||August 30, 1893|
|Collection||Alice Austen Photograph Collection|
Original glass plate negative. Group photo of men, women, and children in front of a house in Lake George, New York; the house is surrounded by trees. The three men, eight women, and five children are posed around a hammock. One of the children sits in a toy wagon, next to a dog sleeping on the ground. In the background, a boy sits on the porch roof. Trude Eccleston is standing fourth from left. Inscription on the negative sleeve: "No. 638 / The Butler's House and / Party / Wednesday / Aug. 30, 1893 / Lake George."
(Keywords: Posed Group, New York, Adirondacks)
|Film Size||4 x 5|
|Ownership and History||"The Butlers" identified in the inscription are likely the family of Alice Austen's friends Alice (Butler) Parmele and Mary (Butler) Alburger. Alice Parmele is seated in the center of the group (behind the hammock, wearing a light color cap and jacket). Others in the group have not been identified, but perhaps the older man and woman at right are Alice and Mary's parents, Henry L. and Mary (Stryker) Butler.|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Parmele, Alice (Butler)
Butler, Henry L.
Butler, Mary (Stryker)
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