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Alice Austen

Hester Street, Egg stand group

April 18, 1895

As Austen carried her camera through the streets of the Lower East Side, she received brilliant smiles, curious stares, and impassive shrugs from immigrants to whom most yankees seemed a little old.  Many of the pushcart vendors and shoppers were simply too busy to pay her much attention.  Hester Street.  Egg stand group. Fine day. bright. 10.05 a.m., Thursday, April 18th, 1895. Cramer C., Waterbury lense, Instantaneous fast.

Collection of New York Public Library

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