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Slide manufacturer:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Roman, Alexander, Gov  Search this
Stewart, Andrew, Mrs  Search this
Bon Sejour  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
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Lantern slides
Louisiana -- Vacherie
Oak Alley Plantation (La.)
United States of America -- Louisiana -- St. James Parish -- Vacherie
[between 1914 and 1949?]
Oak Allee is situated in Louisiana, fifty-eight miles above New Orleans. The original owner was Alexander Roman, second governor of Louisiana. The house, of the Greek revival type, has 28 Doric columns and is shaded by magnificent live oaks. An avenue of 28 live oaks extends from the porch to the river, and the largest tree is 21 feet in diameter. The estate is now owned by Mrs. Andrew Stewart who has restored the entire grounds, adding many well chosen plants, groves of oranges, of bananas, an avenue of bamboos and a garden of flowering shrubs surrounded by a hedge of yuccas.
Before it became commonly known as Oak Alley, the plantation was originally named Bon Sejour.
Mount reads: "Edward Van Altena."
Historic plate number: "81."
Historic plate caption: "Louisiana, Oak Allee, St. James Parish."
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Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Porches  Search this
Live oak  Search this
Columns  Search this
Loggias  Search this
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Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
AAG.GCA, Item LA002001
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Louisiana / LA002: Vacherie -- Oak Alley Plantation
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Archives of American Gardens