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vanishing, and she wanted to preserve some part of it for the future. That goal she certainly accomplished. New York Harbor had a talented and artistic champion in Alice Austen and she indeed left us with an incomparable record of o ur seafaring past from a unique perspective. ,t

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Additional reading: Alice' s World: The Life and Photography of an America Original: Alice Austen , 18661952, by An n Novotny (The Chatham Press, Old Greenwich CT, 1976, 224pp, illus, ISBN 0-85699-128-7) "The Seagoing World of Alice Austen," by Oliver Jensen, Seaport XIII (4): 18-22. "The Ful ton Fish Market: An Alice Austen Portfolio," by Charl es I. Sachs, Seaport XXIII (3): 50-53.

The Alice Austen House Museum & Garden is a National Hi storic Landmark today, part of New York City's Department of Parks and Recreation. Originally an 18th-century farmhouse, when Alice's grandparents bought it in 1844, they transformed it into an elegant Victorian

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