Alice Austen was one of America's earliest and most prolific female photographers.
Her photographs demonstrate her interest in America's social challenges as well as her aesthetic sensibility.
Clear Comfort, as the Austen House is known, dates back to a 1690's one-room Dutch farmhouse. It is one of the oldest homes in New York and is a National Historic Landmark. The house has an amazing panoramic view of NY and they offer around 3 exhibitions every years with historic imagines and also more contemporary ones.
The Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond owns over 7,000 original items (glass plate negatives, film base negatives, and original prints) by Alice Austen.
Address: 2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY
Photo Credit: www.aliceausten.org