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Alice Austen, American photographer
July 21, 2009 5:34 PM   Subscribe

Alice Austen (1866-1952) was a pioneering American female photographer who documented life in turn of the (last) century Staten Island. Her home, Clear Comfort, is a National Historic Landmark where she lived for many years with Gertrude Tate.

Contrary to their wishes, they are not buried together. The board of Austen House discourages the use of the collection to study their relationship.
posted by Morrigan (3 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Do you happen to be from Staten Island? I used to live a block away from the Alice Austen house.
posted by Venadium at 6:06 PM on July 21, 2009


Great post. NYPL gallery.
posted by tellurian at 6:27 PM on July 21, 2009


No, Proud Long Islander here. :)
posted by Morrigan at 6:28 PM on July 21, 2009


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