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Dates:
circa 1869-1925
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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Dates:
circa 1898-1978
Size:
239 Postcards (black and white, color)
Collection ID:
AAG.PTC
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Historic Gardens Postcard Collection includes nearly 250 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 several sites in Washington, D.C. 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. About a dozen cards feature various views of Smithsonian Institution museums along the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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Creators:
Garden Club of America
Dates:
circa 1920-present
Size:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
Collection ID:
AAG.GCA
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland. A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.

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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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Creators:
Beauregard, Mildred N.
Dates:
circa 1947-1971
bulk 1950-1969
Size:
2 Slide viewers
3.25 Cubic feet
1,249 Slides (35mm)
Collection ID:
AAG.BRG
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Mildred N. Beauregard Slide Collection contains 1,249 35mm slides, dated circa 1947-1971, of gardens and castles in England, Scotland, France, Holland, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, as well as American gardens, photographed by Mildred Napier Beauregard. Some slides show tourist sites and scenes including skylines, rock features, waterways, boats and ships, and unidentified individuals. The collection also includes two slide viewers.

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Dates:
circa 1909-1916
Size:
51 Autochromes (photographs)
Image quality of autochromes is poor to fair. Image colors have darkened over time. Some autochromes have flaking or curling film emulsion that affects the image field.
Collection ID:
AAG.AUT
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Historic Autochromes Collection documents various sites and scenes, most of them in Europe. The photographer is unknown.

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Creators:
Shipman, Ellen
Dates:
circa 1925-1940
Size:
0.48 Cubic feet (3 boxes, film negatives, glass plate negatives, glass lantern slides, and autochromes)
Collection ID:
AAG.SHP
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Ellen Shipman Garden Photography Collection consists of (350) film and glass plate negatives, glass lantern slides, and autochromes that document over fifty gardens designed by landscape architect Ellen Shipman. The negatives copy photographs and plans from Shipman's office and are not the original 'masters.'

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Creators:
Heath, Brent, 1945-
Dates:
1979-2005
Size:
2,630 Slides (35mm slides, col.)
Collection ID:
AAG.HEA
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

35mm slides of private and public gardens photographed by Brent Heath, co-founder of Brent and Becky's Bulbs in Gloucester, Virginia.

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Creators:
Poinier, Lois W.
Wodell, Helen Page
Cottrell, Lois Page
Dates:
circa 1920-1999
Size:
154 Lantern slides
1 Album
2,243 Color slides
2.25 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAG.PNR
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Lois W. Poinier Collection documents the work of Lois W. Poinier, a self-taught garden designer who designed scores of gardens, most of them in New Jersey.

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Creators:
Hollerith family
Hollerith, Lucia Beverly, 1891-1982
Hollerith, Herman, 1860-1929
Hollerith, Nannie Talcott, 1898-1985
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Dates:
1952-1980
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet (approximately 2,500 35mm slides, 35mm)
Collection ID:
AAG.HOL
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Hollerith Family Collection includes approximately 2,200 35mm slides dating from 1952 to 1980 that document the horticultural interests and travels of sisters Virginia and Nan Hollerith, members of the Georgetown Garden Club in Washington, D.C. The images primarily show private and public gardens, plantations, and historic sites in the mid-Atlantic and the southeast regions of the United States. Included in the collection are slides documenting the activities of the Georgetown Garden Club and various floral arrangements.

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