New York State Women's History

Alice Austin House ...A NYS Women's History Site
Alice Austin
2 Hylen Blvd. Rosebank-Staten Island NY 10305

Type: House

Category/Significance: economics (photography)

A photographer, Austen's work challenged Victorian traditions while providing examples of everyday society in late 19th and early 20th century America. Her 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. Her photography captured more common experiences than other photographers' work, and her photos were often displayed in prominent shows.

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