Alice Austen (1866 – 1952), a pioneer American photographer and America’s first female photographer, spent most of her life living at the family home, Clear Comfort, on Staten Island, NY.which which is now a museum dedicated to her life and work. It is wonderful place to visit with excellent professional guidance and a great setting. The home has been rescued from entropy and developers both. My wife and I used to visit friends there when we lived on Staten Island in the late 1960’s and it is in much better condition than it was during our early visits. There is an exhibition detailing Alice, her life, home and work with with some of my early pictures of Clear Comfort represented as part of the historical record. Go visit and enjoy the home and a local restaurant pictured in this gallery. Click on the pictures to see them full size.