How rich is Alice Austen? Net Worth, Height, Weight

March 10, 2018

Alice Austen Net Worth

Alice Austen makes how much a year? For this question we spent 8 hours on research (Wikipedia, Youtube, we read books in libraries, etc) to review the post.

The main source of income: Authors
Total Net Worth at the moment 2019 year – is about $167,6 Million.



Alice Austen information Birth date: 1866-03-17 Death date: 1952-06-09 Profession:Writer, Producer Parents:Alice Cornell Austen

Height, Weight

:How tall is Alice Austen – 1,64m.
How much weight is Alice Austen – 68kg


Alice Austen Net Worth
Alice Austen Net Worth
Alice Austen Net Worth
Alice Austen Net Worth


Elizabeth Alice Austen (March 17, 1866 – June 9, 1952) was a Staten Island photographer.
Biography,Alices father abandoned the family before she was born, and she was baptized under the name Elizabeth Alice Munn on May 23, 1866, in St. Johns Church on Staten Island. She never used the name Munn and would initial her negatives with EAA for Elizabeth Alice Austen. With no household income and no husband, Alices mother moved back to her own parents home, which was known as Clear Comfort. Alice was the only child in the household, which now consisted of: Alices mother, Alice Cornell Austen (1836-?), Alices maternal grandparents, John Haggerty Austen (c1800-?) and Elizabeth Alice Townsend (c1800-?). Also in the house were her mothers siblings: Peter Austen, who was a chemistry professor at Rutgers University, and Mary Austen (1840-?) aka Minnie Austen, who was married to Oswald Muller (1840-?) who was the owner of a shipping company. Oswald was born in Denmark.Clear ComfortElizabeth Alice Austen in a June 1888 photograph by Oswald MullerThe house was built in the 17th century, but was expanded during the 19th century by Alices grandparents: John Haggerty Austen, and Elizabeth Alice Townsend. Clear Comfort was dedicated as a National Historic Landmark on April 8, 1976, one month after the 110th anniversary of Alices birth. It is also known as Alice Austen House and is located in the Rosebank neighborhood.PhotographyAlice Austen, Trude and I MaskedAlice Austen, c. 1910Alice became interested in photography when her uncle, Oswald Muller, brought home a camera around 1876. Alices uncle Peter Townsend Austen was a chemistry professor at Rutgers who taught her photographic processing. Peter and Oswald converted a closet on the second floor into Alices darkroom. The earliest extant photograph by her is dated 1884. Over the next 40 years she produced around 8,000 photographs.Austens subject was daily life of the people of New York. She documented upper middle-class society on Staten Island and lower-class people living in New Yorks Lower East Side. Her images of immigrants showed a hesitancy and curiosity experienced by both photographer and subject.HouseholdBy 1900 her uncle Oswald was the head of household and the family had two servants: Katherine Wertz (1857-?), and Constance Rasmusth (1876-?). They also had a cook, Mary McDonald (1873-?).Gertrude Amelia TateIn 1899 Alice met Gertrude Amelia Tate (1871–1962), a kindergarten teacher and dancing instructor of Brooklyn, New York. She became Alices lifelong companion. Gertrude visited Alice regularly and they spent holidays together in Europe. She moved in with Alice at Clear Comfort in 1917, overriding her familys objection over her wrong devotion to Alice.DeclineAlice lived off the interest from the money left by her grandfather but the principal was lost in the Wall Street Crash of 1929, and by age 63, she had no income. She began to sell off her silver, art works, and furniture to get enough money to buy food and fuel. She then took out a mortgage on the house which was taken by the bank in 1945. She sold her remaining possessions for $600 to a second-hand dealer from New Jersey and called her friend Loring McMillen from the Staten Island Historical Society to take the photos. He stored them at the Third County Courthouse in Richmondtown. She then moved to an apartment then a nursing home. On June 24, 1950 she was declared a pauper and was admitted to New York City Farm Colony, Staten Islands poorhouse.RediscoveryIn 1950 Picture Press started a project on the history of American women and contacted archives for unpublished images. C. Copes Brinley of the Staten Island Historical Society had 3,500 extant, uncatalogued Alice Austen glass plate negatives of the roughly 8,000 she took. In October 1950, Constance Foulk Robert met with Brinley and McMillen to take a look at the negatives. Oliver Jensen came along on the next trip and he published several of the photos in his book Revolt of Women. He also wrote an eight-page story in Life magazine, and he published six-pages of travel photos in Holiday magazine. The publications raised more than $4,000 for Alice Austen and she was able to move out of the Farm Colony and into a private nursing home. On October 9, 1951 Alice Austen was the guest of honor at the first Alice Austen Day. She said: I am happy that what was once so much pleasure for me turns out now to be a pleasure for other people.Death and burialAlice continued to be supported by the Staten Island Historical Society and lived the next eight months in the nursing home, where she died on June 9, 1952. The Society arranged for her funeral and she was buried in the Austen family plot in the Moravian Cemetery at New Dorp, Staten Island.


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