New York State Women's History

Alice Austen House Museum ...A NYS Women's History Site
Alice Austen
2 Hylan Blvd Staten Island NY 10305

Type: House

Category/Significance: economics (photography); family (gay rights)

"Alice Austen (1866 - 1952) was one of America's earliest and most prolific female photographers  Though she is best known for her documentary work, Austen was an artist with a strong aesthetic sensibility.  Furthermore, she was a landscape designer, a master tennis player, and the first woman on Staten Island to own a car.  She never married, and instead spent fifty years with Gertrude Tate.  A rebel who broke away from the ties of her Victorian environment, Alice Austen created her own independent life."

NOTES: National Historic Landmark

GPS: 40.6151414,-74.0630312 Location Map

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