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Object Name Card, Admittance
Date June 24, 1892
Title [Clifton Tennis Club admission card]
Description Admission card. Flat circular card with printed inscription in black: "Clifton Tennis Club, / DANCING. / 25 CENTS". Handwritten inscription in pencil (appears to be Alice Austen's handwriting): "Fete Champetre / Saturday June 24th / 1892". A small circular hole is punched at the top.
(Keyword: New York)
Acquisition From Alice Austen
Ownership and History The Clifton Tennis Club was established in 1887. It was located on Lily Pond Avenue in Clifton, Staten Island. It appears that photographer Alice Austen saved this card as a memento of a social gathering held there in 1892. A "fete champetre" was a form of garden party, named for a French phrase meaning "pastoral festival."

This admission ticket is part of a collection of personal items that came to the Staten Island Historical Society from Alice Austen in 1945.
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1892
Material Paper
Subjects Sports
Tennis
Dance parties
Clubs
Ephemera
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Austen, E. Alice
Catalog Number 45.002.0023
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, May 2015.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.