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Title B. Strong guitar A Austen banjo
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date ca. 1885-1890
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Alice Austen (left) and her friend Bessie Strong sit on rocking chairs on the porch of Clear Comfort (Austen house). Alice plays a banjo and Bessie plays a guitar. Leafy vines and plants surround the porch. A hammock, a telescope on a table, and a birdcage are visible on the porch in the background.
(Keywords: Self Portrait)
Film Size 6.5 x 8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Alice Austen's friend Elisabeth B. (Bessie) Strong lived in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her occupation in the 1900 census was Music Teacher.
Earliest Date 1885
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Music
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Strong, Elisabeth B.
Catalog Number 50.015.7264
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, August 2013.
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