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MA-05-10-0107-10

Staten Island Historical Society
Fiscal Year: 
2010
Award: 
$44,496.00
City: 
Staten Island
State: 
NY
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
Collections Stewardship

The Staten Island Historical Society will begin a project to create high-quality archival digital images of the original glass plate negatives, film base negatives, and photographic prints in its Alice Austen Photograph Collection. Alice Austen (1866–1952) was a dedicated and prolific amateur photographer who documented everyday life. Her work reflects her class, gender, and era, as seen in the images of her affluent circle, as well as her interest in prominent social concerns of the day—immigration, urbanization, and family life. The Austen collection is the most significant subportion of the society’s photographic holdings. A total of 6,262 digital images will be created.