Mabel Cabot Sedgwick (1873-1937) was an accomplished gardener and horticulturist who designed the gardens at Long Hill, the 114-acre estate in Beverly, Massachusetts she shared with her husband, Atlantic Monthly editor and publisher Ellery Sedgwick.
The Mabel Cabot Sedgwick Collection consists of approximately 120 glass negatives of images used in Sedgwick's book, The Garden Month by Month, published by the F.A. Stokes Company in New York, 1907. The book, which describes the appearance, color, cultivation and blooming dates for various plants, contains half-tone engravings taken from these photographs of growing plants.
The garden month by month; describing the appearance, color, dates of bloom, height and cultivation of all desirable, hardy herbaceous perennials for the formal or wild garden, with additional lists of aquatics, vines, ferns, etc. / Mabel Cabot Sedgwick. New York : Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1907
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Mabel Cabot Sedgwick Glass Negative Collection