Historic gardens stereograph collection, circa 1870-1910
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAG.STR
Dates:
circa 1870-1910
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.75 Cubic feet
807 Stereographs
black and white, color ;
3 1/2 x 7 inches.
Repository:
The Historic Gardens Stereograph Collection includes 807 stereographs that depict various public gardens, parks, and tourist attractions throughout the United States, with an emphasis on features related to horticulture and landscape design, including plants, garden furniture, and topiaries. Most, but not all views, show exterior features. A number of stereographs indicate the photography studio on the recto or verso, as well as a series or image number. Many include a brief caption; some include a lengthy description on the verso. Few are dated.

Index terms
Index terms
This collection is indexed in the catalog of the Archives of American Gardens under the following terms:
    Types of materials
  • Stereographs
    Subjects-topical
  • buildings
  • Parks
  • Monuments
  • Historic sites
  • Gardens--United States
  • Garden ornaments and furniture
  • Flower arrangement
  • Floral decorations
  • Tropical plants
  • Topiary work
  • Sculpture
  • Recreation
    Names
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • White House (Washington, D. C.)
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)

Historical Note
Historical Note
Popular during the latter half of the 19th century, stereographs consist of two similar photographic images affixed to a cardboard mount that produce a three-dimensional image when viewed through a stereoscope.

Administration
Processing Information
The stereographs were processed by AAG intern, Elizabeth M. DeCarlo.
Encoded by Elizabeth Bauerle, December 2011
Author
Elizabeth M. DeCarlo

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. 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 Stereograph Collection.

Provenance
Provenance
The stereographs in this collection were collected from various sources by former staffers of the Horticulture Services Division (now Smithsonian Gardens) who were researching Victorian-era gardens and garden furnishings.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Recreation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Monuments Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tropical plants Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
White House (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Topiary work Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stereographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Floral decorations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Garden ornaments and furniture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Flower arrangement Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Historic sites Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gardens -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parks Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buildings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Gardens
P.O. Box 37012
Capital Gallery West, Suite 3300, MRC 506
Washington, DC 20013-7012
aag@si.edu
http://www.aag.si.edu