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PIC ID: 8752

John Austen

American, 1820-1874


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John Austen was a photographer in Oswego, and relocated to Syracuse about 1872. He advertised "Those splendid German Pictures a specialty." He was attending a strawberry festival at a local church on June 23, 1874, when a second story floor collapsed. Both first and second story were fully occupied, and Austen was among the 13 who were crushed to death. His wife and daughter were injured.

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John Austen has 4 locations.

Birth (1820)


Active in (1864-1870)

Oswego, NY

Studio or Business (1871-1874)

58 & 60 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY

Death (June 23, 1874)

Syracuse, NY