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Dates:
circa 1920-
Size:
10.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAG.BIO
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Archives of American Gardens biographical information vertical file contains biographical material on numerous landscape architects, garden designers and horticulturists compiled from various published sources.

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Dates:
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1975-1995
Collection ID:
AAG.GRE
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Dates:
circa 1920-
Size:
6.75 Cubic feet (35mm slides; file folders; glass negatives; plans.)
Collection ID:
AAG.AGC
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The American gardens collection, a component of the Archives of American Gardens (AAG), includes holdings not associated with other major collections in the archives. The slides, photographs, plans, and files in this collection come from various private donors. Individual sub-units typically depict a single garden.

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Dates:
1973-ongoing
Size:
35mm slides, photographic prints, negatives + digital images.
Collection ID:
AAG.SGI
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Dates:
undated
Size:
4 file drawers
Collection ID:
AAG.VIC
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Victorian horticultural subjects vertical file is a study file that was compiled for the Smithsonian exhibition "A Victorian Horticultural Extravaganza." Includes copies of materials from various published sources related to Victorian-era (1837-1901) garden tools and accessories, costume accessories, the decorative arts, ladies' fancy work, garden furniture and ornaments, the commerical horticulture industry, landscape design, plants, exhibitions, and garden-related publications.

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Dates:
unknown
Size:
42 Cubic feet (12 file drawers.)
Collection ID:
AAG.SUB
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Horticultural subjects vertical file contains materials related to garden history, landscape architecture, garden furniture and ornaments, gardening practices and design, horticulture, conservation, plant folklore and other topics compiled from various published sources.

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Dates:
circa 1870-1910
Size:
1.75 Cubic feet
807 Stereographs (black and white, color ;, 3 1/2 x 7 inches.)
Collection ID:
AAG.STR
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

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.

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Creators:
Druse, Kenneth
Dates:
1978-2005
Size:
18.75 Cubic feet (15 boxes, 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:
Dill, Malcolm
Garden Club of America
Dates:
1929-1931
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (16 35mm slides., 35mm)
Collection ID:
AAG.DIL
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Malcolm Howard Dill Collection contains 17 35mm slide reproductions of photographs of and design plans for private and community projects in Ohio and Indiana by the landscape architect, Malcolm Howard Dill.

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Creators:
Florentine Craftsmen
Dates:
1921-1976
Size:
2 Cubic feet (82 items.)
Collection ID:
AAG.FLO
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Florentine Craftsman Collection contains trade literature and photographic images compiled by the Florentine Craftsmen firm of Long Island City, New York, dating from 1921 to 1976. Most of the manufacturers' literature--including catalogs, flyers, and brochures--deals with outdoor furniture and ornaments, iron work fixtures, and railings. Some of the materials relate specifically to product lines by Florentine Craftsmen, though most illustrate the work of other manufacturers of outdoor furnishings.

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