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Creators:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966
Sears & Wendell
Olmsted Brothers
Harvard University
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Dates:
1899-1964
Size:
44.5 Cubic feet (4,317 glass negatives. 363 film negatives. 182 glass lantern slides. 12 photograph albums. 56 plans and drawings. 3 monographs. )
Collection ID:
AAG.SRS
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Thomas Warren Sears Photograph Collection documents examples of the design work of Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1966), a landscape architect and amateur photographer from Brookline, Massachusetts. Sears, who was based for most of his career in Philadelphia, designed a variety of different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments located primarily in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. In addition to some of Sears' design work, images in the collection document Sears' domestic and foreign travels, design inspirations, and family. The collection includes over 4,800 black and white negatives and glass lantern slides dated circa 1899 to 1930. While most images show private and public gardens, there are a significant number of unidentified views and views photographed in Europe during two trips he took there in 1906 and 1908. Few images are captioned or dated. In addition, there are over 50 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and 3 monographs by or about Sears.

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Creators:
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Dates:
1909-1937
Size:
1428 Negatives (photographic)
40 Photographic prints (black & white)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.032
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Frank Gouldsmith Speck photograph collection includes portraits of individuals and families, as well as scenic shots and landscape views made between 1909 and 1937. Speck was an anthropologist and ethnographer, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and worked on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation collecting ethnographic materials across the Eastern United States and Canada. His collection of photographs includes materials from native communities ranging from Newfoundland to Ontario in Canada and from Maine to South Carolina in the United States.

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Creators:
Fishback, Glen Curtis, 1912-1976
Glen Fishback School of Photography.
White, Judy
Ansco.
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Dates:
1930-1976
Size:
27 Cubic feet (101 boxes, 6 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0714
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Original photographic negatives, prints (black-and-white and color), and color slides and transparencies by Fishback, reflecting his career in advertising, calendar, and editorial photography; drafts of articles and correspondence by Fishback (typescripts), and incoming correspondence; copies of publications, such as magazines and annual reports, w...

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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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Creators:
Weller, Eleanor
Dates:
circa 1978-2006
bulk 1981-1991
Size:
49.25 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
AAG.ECW
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Eleanor Weller Collection dates from circa 1978-2006 and consists of documentation and research files relating to the Garden Club of America's Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens (later donated to the Smithsonian Institution as the Garden Club of America Collection) and the book, The Golden Age of American Gardens: Proud Owners, Private Estates, 1890-1940, co-written by Weller, as well as thousands of photographic images of historic and contemporary gardens compiled or taken by Weller. Materials include correspondence, research notes, clippings, brochures, lecture scripts, photocopied images from archival repositories, and original and duplicate 35mm slides.

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Creators:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003
Dates:
circa 1960-1994
Size:
0 Photographic prints (color, 4 x 6 inches)
0 Photographic prints (black and white, 3 1/2 x 5 inches)
0 Photographic prints (black and white, 8 x 10 inches)
0 Contact sheets (black and white)
35mm slides (photographs) (color, 2 x 2 inches)
0 Negatives (35mm negatives, color)
0 Negatives (black & white, 4 x 5 inches)
0 Negatives (120mm negatives, black and white, 2 x 2 inches)
0 Film transparency (color, 4 x 5 inches)
0 Transparencies (120mm transparencies, color, 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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Dates:
1897
Size:
63 photographic prints (dupe prints (1 v.), black & white, 8 x 10 in. )
63 photographic prints (albumen (1 album), black & white, 18 x 26 cm. or smaller )
63 negatives (photographic) (dupe negs, black & white, 4 x 5 in. )
Collection ID:
EEPA.1995-024
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by unknown photographers in Nigeria and found in an album signed on the front inside cover, "W.H. Himbury, Grosvenor Club, Piccadilly 10." Funeral pictures of important African chiefs are prominent within the album and include burial pictures of the family members of the deceased as well as of the belongings of the deceased. Images include views of Lagos and Abeokuta. African peoples include the Anang Ibibio, Kalabari and Efik. Images of individuals include British colonial officials and chiefs of the Niger Delta. Prominent among the British officials is Sir Claude Maxwell Macdonald (1852-1915), Governor of the Oil River Protectorate, which, after 1896, was known as the Niger River Protectorate.

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Creators:
National Zoological Park. Department of Zoological Research
Dates:
1967-1997
Size:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-220
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting behavioral research performed by Department of Zoological Research staff and their associates relating to captive and wild animals. The majority of the records were created and maintained by Miles Roberts and primarily documents his research concerning tarsiers, chipmunks, shrews, kangaroo ra...

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals
Dates:
1934-1939, 1956-2017
Size:
26.99 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 blueprint storage box) (4 16x20 boxes) (3 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-100
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of curator emeritus Richard W. Thorington (1937-2017), who specialized in systematics, evolution, anatomy, and functional morphology in mammals, especially of primates and squirrels. The records primarily document Thorington's curatorial activities in the Division of Mammals at the National Museum of Natu...

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Creators:
Fletcher, Robert M., d. 1995
Dates:
circa 1979-1995
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (268 35mm slides., color, 35mm)
Collection ID:
AAG.FLE
Repository:
Archives of American Gardens

The Robert M. Fletcher Collection contains 268 35mm color slides documenting Southern California gardens designed by landscape architect Robert M. Fletcher.

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