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Historic gardens postcard collection, circa 1887-1947

Subject:
Smithsonian Institution
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
United States Department of Agriculture
Physical description:
.25 cubic ft
200 postcards : black and white, color ; 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
Type:
Postcards
Collection descriptions
Place:
United States
Canada
France
Cuba
Date:
1887
1887-1947
circa 1887-1947
1900-1910
Summary:
The Historic Gardens Postcard Collection includes 200 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 many Washington, D.C. attractions 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. Foreign views show gardens in Havana, Paris, and Canada. About a dozen cards feature various views of Smithsonian Institution museums along the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Cite as:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic gardens postcard collection
Topic:
Gardens
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
Parks
Monuments
Historic sites
Buildings
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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