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  Sydney Heritage Fleet - Alice Austen Story
Alice Austen observed and photographed the dynamic life of this great seaport, bequeathing to us a priceless record of square riggers, coasting schooners, racing yachts, tugboats, excursion steamers, immigrant ships and ocean liners in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Austen's share of this was sufficient to move her out of the poor house and into a comfortable, private room in a nearby nursing home.
Jensen recalls Alice Austen telling him that she was such a determined and untiring photographer in part because she realised the world she knew was vanishing, and she wanted to preserve some part of it for the future.
www.australianheritagefleet.com.au /JCHistory/AAusten.html   (1500 words)

  
 glbtq >> arts >> Austen, Alice
Alice Austen, one of the first American women to become a photographer, lived the life of an independent, genteel woman during the Victorian age.
Austen's life ended on a sad note because, although talented and renowned, she invested her family inheritance in the stock market shortly before its crash in 1929.
Austen spent her remaining years in nursing homes, entering the Staten Island Farm Colony (a home for paupers) on June 24, 1950 when she was 84.
www.glbtq.com /arts/austen_a.html   (1168 words)

  
 Alice Austen House
Alice Austen spent most of her life at Clear Comfort until financial problems and illness forced her to move in 1945.
Alice's own photographs of the interior and exterior of the house and grounds made an exact restoration possible-from the rustic post gate to the 1879 Statue of Liberty on the parlor mantelpiece (given by the American Committee for contributing to construction costs of the Statute's base).
Located at the entrance to New York Harbor, the Alice Austen House is a reminder of the picturesque suburban "cottages" that dotted the shore and hills of 19th century Staten Island.
statenislandusa.com /pages/AliceAustenHouse.html   (392 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News
Alice's father abandoned the family before she was born, and she was baptized under the name Elizabeth Alice Munn on May 23, 1866, in St. John's Church on Staten Island.
Alice Austen's 1/3 of the proceeds was enough to move her out of the Farm Colony and back into a private nursing home.
On October 9, 1951 Alice Austen was the guest of honor at an exhibition of her photographs at the Richmondtown museum where over 300 guests had been invited to celebrate Alice Austen Day.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Alice_Austen   (831 words)

  
 ALICE AUSTEN HOUSE AND PARK - Historical Sign
By the age of 18, Austen was highly skilled in the medium and she emerged as one of the earliest women photographers to work outside the studio and pursue realistic documentary photography.
In 1844, John H. Austen, Alice Austen’s grandfather, bought the property, remodeled and expanded the home in a Gothic Revival style, and named it "Clear Comfort." The house was acquired by the city, along with the park, in 1975.
Alice Austen House is both a New York City Landmark and a National Historical Landmark.
www.nycgovparks.org /sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign.php?id=118   (455 words)

  
 Alice Austen House Museum & Garden, NYC
Austen’s quaint, Victorian cottage-style home, with a magnificent view of New York Harbor, displays prints from the large glass negative collection of her work that depict turn-of-the-century American life.
The City bought the Austen house in 1975 and restored it and the grounds in 1984-85.
The Victorian garden was replanted according to Austen photographs with shrubs such as weeping mulberry and flowering quince.
www.ny.com /museums/alice.austen.house.museum.and.garden.html   (133 words)

  
 :: The Historic House Trust of New York City :: Alice Austen House
Austen is best known for her street photography: photos of immigrants just off the boats from Ellis Island, street sweepers hard at work, postmen, bootfls, and fishmongers.
In 1975, recognizing the importance of Alice Austen to New York's history, the City purchased the House and restored it and the grounds to their 19th-century appearance.
Alice Austen House Museum is owned by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, operated by the Friends of Alice Austen Inc., and is a member of the Historic House Trust.
www.historichousetrust.org /item.php?i_id=32   (269 words)

  
 Alice Austen Information
She was born in Woodbine Cottage in the Rosebank section of Staten Island in 1866 to Alice Cornell Austen (1836-?) and Edward Stopford Munn (c1835-?).
Alice Austen's 1/3 of the proceeds was enough to move her out of the Farm Colony and back into a private nursing home.
On October 9, 1951 Alice Austen was the guest of honor at an exhibition of her photographs at the Richmondtown museum where over 300 guests had been invited to celebrate Alice Austen Day.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Alice_Austen   (895 words)

  
 Alice Austen House Museum in Staten Island, NY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Alice Austen House Museum in Staten Island, NY museumstuff.com :: museums :: Alice Austen House Museum
-- The Alice Austen House Museum is located in a house built in the 1690s.
PAGE OVERVIEW: -- Provides general information about Alice Austen House Museum, which may include web site and contact information, as well as description and collections info for those planning to visit Alice Austen House Museum..
www.museumstuff.com /rec/org_20020201_10167.html   (193 words)

  
 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Alice Austen
Elizabeth Alice Austen (March 17, 1866 - June 9, 1952) was a Staten Island photographer.
She was born in Woodbine Cottage in the Rosebank section of Staten Island in 1866 to Alice Cornell Austen (1836-?) and Edward Stopford Munn (c1835-?).
Alice's father abandoned the family before she born, and she was baptised under the name Elizabeth Alice Munn on May 23, 1866, in St. John's Church on Staten Island.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Alice_Austen   (787 words)

  
 Jane Austen's Writings -- Jack and Alice
This short piece from Jane Austen's Juvenilia is fun to read because it's much less decorous and restrained than Jane Austen's later published novels -- though since she wrote it in her early teens, it's not surprising if it's a little rough and unsophisticated.
Alice was too sensible of Lady Williams's kindness in proposing such a walk, and too much pleased with the prospect of seeing at the end of it a Horsepond of Charles's, not to accept it with visible delight.
Alice had already begun to colour up, and was beginning to speak, when her Ladyship, perceiving her displeasure, continued thus.
www.pemberley.com /janeinfo/jackalic.html   (4476 words)

  
 SILive.com: Big Blue Blog
Photographer Alice Austen (1866-1952), who became nationally prominent after her death, was born in Rosebank and lived there in a graceful seaside cottage called "Clear Comfort" for virtually her entire life.
Miss Austen did not consider herself a professional photographer, but nevertheless produced an estimated 7,000 photographs during her 45-year career.
The Friends of the Alice Austen House are gradually acquiring period furnishings for the house.
www.silive.com /weblogs/giants/index.ssf?/local/advance/index.ssf?/local/siguide/stories/05aliceaustenhouse.html   (290 words)

  
 ART; Never Without Her Camera - New York Times
ELIZABETH ALICE AUSTEN was a member of the Staten Island gentry, counting Van Rensselaers among her relatives, Roosevelts among her friends and photographing them all every chance she got.
Austen's face looks made up, but her eyes are still bright and her clothes and jewelry elegant.
Notable among the serious studies are those of Austen herself, dressed to the nines in flowered hat and striped gown with bustle, and of Tate seated, wearing a low-necked gown.
query.nytimes.com /gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CE4D81E38F937A25754C0A967958260   (641 words)

  
 ALICE AUSTEN HOUSE AND PARK - Historical Sign
Austen was introduced to photography by her uncle Oswald Muller when she was only ten years old.
By the age of 18, Austen was highly skilled in the medium and she emerged as one of the earliest women photographers to work outside the studio and pursue realistic documentary photography.
In 1844, John H. Austen, Alice Austen’s grandfather, bought the property, remodeled and expanded the home in a Gothic Revival style, and named it "Clear Comfort." The house was acquired by the city, along with the park, in 1975.
nycgovparks.org /sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign.php?id=118   (455 words)

  
 ArtsPass® - Digital Arts For A Digital World
Alice was born on March 17, 1866, and moved to the Staten Island cottage known as Clear Comfort as a child.
Alice Austen was as likely to be home photographing her family and friends as she was to be walking around New York City, photographing a parade through Manhattan's Canyon of Heroes or taking pictures of "street types" she found interesting.
Alice was so taken by her subjects that she returned to the Quarantine Station for years, building a portfolio exhibited in Buffalo at the 1901 Pan American Exposition.
www.artspass.com /cp_content.asp?ID=51   (634 words)

  
 Austen, Alice
Although Alice Austen was certainly not the first lesbian photographer, she was the first who is known to have photographed lesbians who could be recognised as lesbians.
Austen was one of the first photographers confident enough to depict this well-known phenomenon, as can be seen in Julia Martin, Julia Bredt and Self Dressed Up as Men 4.40 pm, Thursday October 15th, 1891.
However, lesbian identities often expressed themselves in several ways, and Alice Austen also produced self-portraits that revealed how she was in line with the Victorian role of the woman.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/Biographies/MainBiographies/A/AustenA/austen.htm   (627 words)

  
 High Life on Staten Island - December 29, 2006 - The New York Sun
The Alice Austen House is one of the city's unsung gems.
But Alice Austen was one of the fascinating American women of her generation.
Alice documented not only genteel society but hauled her camera gear through Manhattan streets, recording the life of all the city.
www.nysun.com /article/45918   (662 words)

  
 Official Alice Austen Site
Alice Austen was introduced to photography when she was 10 years old by her Uncle Oswald, who brought home an early-model dry plate camera from one of his many trips abroad.
Alice remained an amateur photographer at heart, though she sold some of her work.
Alice Austen's work is significant because of its high quality, its range, and its level of expression that together form a beautiful visual window on 19th century America.
www.aliceausten.org /alice   (256 words)

  
 NYPL Digital Gallery | Streetscape and Townscape of Metropolitan New York City, 1860-1942
Elizabeth Alice Austen was the privileged daughter of a prominent Staten Island family.
The Library's holding consists of Austen's 1896 camera record of Manhattan street scenes and street types, which is very unusual in American photography of the period, as it is in Austen's work, for she never again systematically photographed the world outside her own social sphere.
Today, the ferry "Alice Austen" connects Lower Manhattan to Staten Island, and "Clear Comfort" is both a New York City Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, operated by The Friends of Alice Austen House, Inc., where rotating exhibitions continue to present examples of Austen's pioneering visual social documentation.
digitalgallery.nypl.org /nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?col_id=243   (917 words)

  
 Alice Austen
After Austen's family was abandoned by her father, her mother changed their last name back to her maiden name and moved from England to Staten Island, New York.
Austen began a relationship with Gertrude Tate in 1917 but it wasn't until several years later that Tate was able to overcome her family's objections and move to Staten Island to be with Austen.
Austen lost her fortune in the stock market crash of 1929, she and Tate were able to make a living for several years before they were evicted from their home in 1945.
www.queertheory.com /histories/a/austen_alice.htm   (485 words)

  
 Press Release Archives #336-98 - Signs Bill that Adds the Name "Alice Austen Way" on Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Alice Austen was born in Staten Island on March 17, 1866.
Alice Austen attended Miss Errington's School for Young Ladies and was an active youngster, who loved to engage in various sporting activities.
When Alice was ten, her Uncle Oswald, a sea captain, brought home a large, bulky camera for Alice to play with, and her fascination with photography began.
www.nyc.gov /html/om/html/98b/pr336-98.html   (382 words)

  
 Alice Austen House Museum & Garden New York City- sightseeing attractions-Must See New York
The Alice Austen House) was built in 1690.
In 1844 it was purchased by John Haggerty Austen, Alice Austen's grandfather.
Alice Austen herself moved there as a young girl in the late1860's with her mother, Alice Cornell Austen, after the two were abandoned by Alice's father.
www.mustseenewyork.com /attractions/alice-austen-house-museum-garden.htm   (138 words)

  
 Alice Austen House -- NRHP Travel Itinerary
Known as Clear Comfort, the home's simple elegance, extensive ocean-views and pastoral surroundings provided Austen with the subjects and social conditions needed to later establish her as the earliest American woman of importance in the field of photography.
Austen developed all seven thousand of her photographs in Clear Comfort's darkroom, and her detailed pictorials of the home were essential to the home's eventual restoration.
Austen's work often mocked Victorian mores by dressing female subjects in men's clothing and even showing women smoking in public--an illegal act during the Victorian age.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/pwwmh/ny32.htm   (275 words)

  
 austen
It was a short walk to the Austen house from Harbor House and from its front lawn you had your choice of views of the Verrazano- Narrows Bridge...
Alice Austen (1866-1952) was born to a prosperous family in what was then a part of Clifton and is now Rosebank.
As the decades rolled on Miss Austen and her companion, Gertrude Tate, became the sole residents at Clear Comfort and settled into a comfortable life of dinner parties and gatherings; but the 1929 stock market crash relieved her of her life savings at age 63 after she had speculated unwisely on land out west.
www.forgotten-ny.com /STREET%20SCENES/austen/austen.html   (1201 words)

  
 Alice Austen House - Historic Landmark - Are We There Yet?
Alice was an accomplished and prolific amateur photographer.
At 10 years old, using a dry-plate camera brought from abroad by her uncle, Alice taught herself to operate the instrument, develop the heavy glass plates and make prints.
Decorated much as it was in the late 1800's, including Alice's darkroom, the House offers educational Guided Tours for families and groups alike.
www.fieldtrip.com /ny/88164506.htm   (267 words)

  
 Alice Austen House Museum | NYCkidsARTS - New York City's cultural guide for kids
In addition to an exhibition of Austen's photographs, there are regular shows related to her work and that of associated 19th- and 20th-century artists.
Alice's House: This program focuses on the house's history and architectural evolution from a one-room Dutch farmhouse to the rambling Victorian Gothic cottage seen today; an art book helps students to visualize this transformation.
Alice's World: Students learn about the Austen fmaily and its history, much of which is told by way of the photographer's work.
www.nyckidsarts.org /orgs/one?org_id=375&&page=1   (497 words)

  
 Chicago Dramatists
Alice Austen's play THE MATCH BOX was produced by the Irish Theatre Company in Brussels, Belgium where she lived for a number of years.
Alice Austen is a graduate of the Harvard Law School where she was one of three students who initiated the establishment of the Harvard Human Rights Journal.
Alice Austen has worked as an interpreter and translator and she has worked as an international attorney in many places including Brussels and Prague.
www.chicagodramatists.org /catalogue/pwdetail.html?command=search&db=/databases/pwdb.db&eqpwiddatarq=9032&titlesort=1&titlesdir=as   (433 words)

  
 allnurses.com
So far, only one other person is known to have died in the same way, but he was a homeless man. Austen must connect the two cases, seemingly linked only by the subway, before the media gets hold of them and drums up a paranoia-fest--and before the virus's creator can kill again.
Alice Austen is a medical pathologist at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
Now Austen and the FBI are in a race against time, trying to find and stop the terrorist responsible for the deaths before he unleashes the disease upon the city at large.
www.allnurses.com /nursingbooks/shop.php?c=NsgBooks&n=14014&i=0345409973   (1498 words)

  
 Alice austen - Time Out New York / Rosemount
Alice Austen (1866-1952) was born to a prosperous family in what was then Alice Austen is the picture of Victorian-era femininity in this 1888 protrait.
Alice Austen is the co-author of RIOT, a full-length drama based on a true Alice Austen is a graduate of the Harvard Law School where she was one of
Alice Austen Elizabeth Alice Austen in a June 1888 photograph by Oswald Müller Alice Austen House or Clear Comfort in 2002 Elizabeth Alice Austen in.
baseclicks.info /nwxf/alice-austen.html   (1333 words)

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