Historic gardens postcard collection, circa 1905-1947
AAG.HGP

Summary
Collection ID:
AAG.HGP
Dates:
circa 1905-1947
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
200 postcards
black and white, color ;
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
The Historic Gardens Postcard Collection includes 200 postcards of historic views of various public gardens, parks, monuments, and buildings throughout the United States and some foreign countries, including Canada, France and Cuba. Some private gardens and estates and many Washington, D.C. attractions are also represented. Roughly half of the postcards were mailed; the remaining postcards were not written on or posted. Areas represented include Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Foreign views show gardens in Havana, Paris, and Canada. About a dozen cards feature various views of Smithsonian Institution museums along the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
This collection is unprocessed.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Conditions Governing Use note
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Preferred Citation note
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic gardens postcard collection.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Postcards were acquired by Smithsonian Horticulture Services Division staff for reference purposes. Most were purchased at yard sales or antique stores in the 1980s.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Smithsonian Institution. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States Capitol. (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buildings Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gardens--Canada Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gardens--Cuba Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gardens--France Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gardens--United States Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Historic sites Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Monuments Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parks Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)--1900-1910 Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
White House (Washington, D.C.) Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Gardens
P.O. Box 37012
Capital Gallery, Suite 3300, MRC 506
Washington, DC, 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-5840
aag@si.edu