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Dates:
circa 1905-1947
Size:
200 postcards (black and white, color ;)
Collection ID:
AAG.HGP
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.

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Creators:
Druse, Kenneth
Dates:
1978-2005
Size:
20.5 cubic feet (Approximately 45,000 images: 35,000 transparencies + 10,000 35mm slides.)
Collection ID:
AAG.DRU
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Ken Druse Garden Photography Collection contains approximately 45,000 film transparency and 35mm slide images, dating from 1978 to 2005, of gardens, garden features, and flora photographed by garden writer and photographer Ken Druse. The photographic images document numerous private and public gardens throughout the United States and a few in Canada. Many have appeared in Druse’s own books and articles as well as those by other writers. Approximately half of the collection is arranged according to specific garden, the other half by garden feature. A small portion of the collection consists of slide lectures given by Druse. Some images are identified with general captions and dates. Images documenting specific gardens are sometimes accompanied by handwritten notes, garden descriptions, and articles. Annotations appearing on certain images indicate the publication in which they appeared. The collection includes ‘outtakes’ or bracketed images that give insight into Druse’s photo shooting process.

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Creators:
American Rose Society.
McFarland, J. Horace, (John Horace), 1859-1948
Dates:
1899-1974
Size:
30 cubic feet (2718 photographs: black and white; 448 glass lantern slides; 41 glass negatives; color records; plant patents; publications. )
Collection ID:
AAG.MCF
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The J. Horace McFarland Collection includes over 3,100 photographic images of private and public gardens throughout the United States, as well as some from foreign countries, dating from 1899 to 1963. Many of these images, generated for Mount Pleasant Press (later the J. Horace McFarland Company), were used to illustrate trade catalogs published by the firm as well as journal and newspaper articles. The collection also contains color records that were used as reference aids during the printing process, plant patents, and various publications of the McFarland Company.

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Creators:
Engle, Corliss Knapp
Dates:
1969-2001
Size:
1.5 cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAG.CKE
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Corliss Knapp Engle slide collection contains 35mm slides of gardens, garden features, flower shows, and flora photographed by Corliss Engle, a self-taught photographer and horticulturalist. Much of the collection is comprised of photographic documentation of numerous private and public gardens that she visited throughout the United States. Of particular note are images of Engle's own garden in Brookline, Massachusetts, spanning three decades; they provide excellent insight into the development and evolution of a garden over time. Portions of the collection highlight Engle's involvement with the Garden Club of America and the GCA's Garden History and Design Committee. The collection also includes various notes, lecture scripts, brochures, programs and articles on garden and plant-related themes generated or compiled by Corliss Knapp Engle.

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Creators:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003
Dates:
circa 1960-1994
Size:
Photographic prints : (color ;, 4 x 6 inches.)
Photographic prints : (black and white ;, 8 x 10 inches.)
Photographic prints : (black and white ;, 3 1/2 x 5 inches.)
Negatives : (black & white ;, 4 x 5 inches.)
Film transparencies : (color ;, 4 x 5 inches.)
Contact sheets : (black and white.)
35mm slides (photographs) : (color ;, 2 x 2 inches.)
35mm negatives : (color.)
120mm transparencies : (color ;, 2 x 2 inches.)
120mm negatives : (black and white ;, 2 x 2 inches.)
Collection ID:
AAG.ADM
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection documents the work of Molly Adams, a free-lance garden photographer who photographed hundreds of private and public gardens, many of them in the mid-Atlantic region, from the late 1950s through the mid-1990s. It includes slides, photographic prints, negatives and transparencies. A significant number of images document the work of landscape designers Nelva M. Weber, Alice Recknagel Ireys, and Friede Stege. Roughly 50 gardens do not have an identified location. Some images have captions and other information written on them.

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Creators:
Burpee, W. Atlee, (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).
W. Atlee Burpee & Co.
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)
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Dates:
circa 1873-1978
bulk 1890-1930
Size:
201 cubic feet
12,715 items
Collection ID:
AAG.BRP2
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The collection contains the records of W. Atlee Burpee & Company and includes accounting records, seed trial records, seed contracts, sales records, contracts, inventories, office correspondence, contest letters, seed catalogs, pamphlets, advertisements and advertising reports, daybooks, photographs and other items relating to the company and some of its competitors. The collection is not comprehensive and includes significant gaps.

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Creators:
National Zoological Park, Office of the Director
Dates:
1951-1995
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-048
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting National Zoological Park relations and cooperative efforts with United States zoological parks and aquariums during the tenures of Directors William M. Mann, 1925-1956; Theodore H. Reed, Acting Director, 1956-1958; Director, 1958-1983; and Michael H. Robinson, 1984-2000. Materials include correspo...

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Creators:
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition, (1853-1856)
Dates:
1852-1861 and undated
Size:
0.3 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7253
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
McComb, A. H., Jr., Capt.
Dates:
1956-1966
Size:
0.25 cubic feet (230 color slides, 35mm)
Collection ID:
AAG.MCB
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Captain A.H. McComb, Jr. Collection includes approximately 230 35mm slides of public and private gardens and landscapes dating from 1956 to 1966, photographed by Captain A.H. McComb, Jr. at sites in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, New York, United States Virgin Islands, Argentina, Bermuda, Capri, Cuba, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Tobago.

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Creators:
National Zoological Park, Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1946-1973
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-139
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, price lists, and publications documenting relations between the National Zoological Park (NZP) and domestic and foreign zoological parks and animal dealers. Much of the material documents the acquisition, loan, and exchange of animals. Most of the records were created during the ...

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