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Georgia S. Vance Slides, circa 1950-2000

Creator:
Vance, Georgia S
Provenance:
Augusta Garden Club
Physical description:
approximately 430 35mm slides (photographs)
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Virginia
Florida
England
France
Germany
Australia
Austria
Date:
1950
2000
circa 1950-2000
Notes:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Documentation on Short Glade Farm, Vance's garden in Mount Solon, Virginia, is included in the Garden Club of America Collection at the Archives of American Gardens.
Georgia Shank Vance (July 29, 1908 - November 17, 2002) was noted for her talent of preserving and arranging dried flowers. A native of Harrisonburg, Virginia, she married James Davis Vance, Sr., an Army Colonel, in 1935. Georgia Vance was a graduate of Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, and in the 1960s began a career in floral design. For more than 35 years, her flower arrangements decorated the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. Department of State as well as the White House and other historic homes. Her book, The Decorative Art of Dried Flower Arrangement, published in 1972, received the Helen S. Hull Award for Literary Horticultural Interest from the National Council of State Garden Clubs. She lectured nationally and conducted flower arrangement workshops at her home, Short Glade Farm, which she and her husband purchased in 1973 in Mount Solon, Virginia. Georgia Vance was a member of the Garden Club of America, the Garden Club of Virginia, the Garden Club of Alexandria (Virginia), and the Officer's Wives Garden Club of Fort Belvoir (Virginia). The Georgia S. Vance Award for Most Creative Arrangement, presented annually by the Garden Club of Virginia, was named in her honor.
The slides in this collection were in the possession of an associate of Georgia Vance who worked in her garden and assisted her with dried flower workshops at Short Glade Farm. They were subsequently passed along to a member of the Augusta Garden Club of Staunton, Virginia who donated them on the club's behalf to the Archives of American Gardens in September 2013.
Summary:
This series of 35mm slides includes images of flower arrangements and various public and private American and European gardens visited by Georgia S. Vance. The collection covers the period from the 1950s to the 1990s with the bulk of images dating from the 1950s to the 1970s. Slides depicting flower arrangements represent both personal and professional arrangements by Vance; several appear in her book, The Decorative Art of Dried Flower Arrangement. The collection also includes images of Vance's own garden in Alexandria, Virginia.
Cite as:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America Collection, Georgia S. Vance Slides
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Gardens, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, Capital Gallery, Suite 3300, MRC 506, Washington, DC 20013-7012
Topic:
Flower arrangement
Dried flower arrangement
Gardens
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_366368

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