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