Historic gardens Stereograph Collection, circa 1870-1910
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
United States Department of Agriculture
1.75 cubic ft
807 stereographs : black and white, color ; 3 1/2 x 7 inches
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.
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.
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic Gardens Stereograph Collection