Alice Austen House -- Staten Island, NY Alice Austen (1866 - 1952) was one of America's earliest and most prolific female photographers, and over the course of her life she captured about 8,000 images. Though she is best known for her documentary work, Austen was an artist with a strong aesthetic sensibility. Furthermore, she was a landscape designer, a master tennis player, and the first woman on Staten Island to own a car.
#RobHadReasons: Many members of Lee’s family favored the Union. The majority of his siblings and his nieces and nephews either intended to fight for the Union army or support its cause. His own wife was a supporter of the Union. In fact, the only one of his close family members who favored the secession was his daughter Mary Curtis.