|Object Name||Card, Admittance|
|Date||June 24, 1892|
|Title||[Clifton Tennis Club admission card]|
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.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Austen, E. Alice
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