Alice Austen

Summer Costume Party

August 15, 1889. 9:30 pm.

This is a summer costume party at Twilight Rest, a resort inn at Twilight Park in the Catskills.  Alice and her friends are dressed as nuns.  Hairbrush "crosses" hang from their girdles, and Pears Soap ads take the place of starched linen.

August 15, 1889.

Misses Brand, Hensley, Smith, Jessup, Ecclestone, Austen, and C.J. Barton. 

11.30 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 1889.

"Double charge of powder" Gas turned full on.

Collection of Staten Island Historic Society