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[Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden] [lantern slide]: main flower garden

view [Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden] [lantern slide]: main flower garden digital asset number 1
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert
Physical description:
1 photograph : lantern slide, hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in
Type:
Lantern slides
Place:
United States of America, Maine, Hancock County, Seal Harbor
Maine
Seal Harbor
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine)
Date:
1914
1949
[between 1914 and 1949?]
Notes:
This garden space is dominated by a Chinese Buddhistic Shrine of the 6th century (unfortunately we can't see this in the slide) and opposite it spreads out the main flower garden where a spacious level expanse of annuals is bordered by a slightly higher terrace walk of perennials. This striking mass of color is accented by the spruce trees in the background, which were left standing when the area for the garden was cut out of dense forest and swamp on the hilltop in 1927.
Historic plate number: "50."
Historic plate caption: "Mount [Desert], Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. End of Garden."
Topic:
Summer
Annuals (Plants)
Perennials
Stones
Containers
Doorways
Moon gates
Spruce
Walls
Gardens
Local number:
ME043004
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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