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Historic gardens Stereograph Collection, circa 1870-1910

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Subject:
Smithsonian Institution
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
1.75 cubic ft
807 stereographs : black and white, color ; 3 1/2 x 7 inches
Type:
Stereographs
Collection descriptions
Place:
United States
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1870
1870-1910
circa 1870-1910
Notes:
Popular during the latter half of the 19th century, stereographs consist of two similar photographic images affixed to a cardboard mount that produce a three-dimensional image when viewed through a stereoscope.
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic Gardens Stereograph Collection
Topic:
Buildings
Floral decorations
Flower arrangement
Garden ornaments and furniture
Gardens
Historic sites
Monuments
Parks
Recreation
Sculpture
Topiary work
Tropical plants
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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