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Seal Harbor -- Rockledge

Collection Photographer:
Roche, John P.  Search this
Roche, Mary Alice  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Rockledge (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet.
General:
Outcropping of lichen-covered stone is used as a shallow bird bath. Ferns, lupines, and sedum are planted in the area. A terrace made of cut stone blocks is shown in one photograph.
Person(s) associated with the garden include(s): Mr. and Mrs. John J. O'Brien (former owners).
Related Materials:
Rockledge related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 8 X10 photoprints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Identifier:
AAG.ROC, File ME109
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Roche collection
Roche collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Maine
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Archives of American Gardens
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Seal Harbor -- Cairn House

Landscape architect:
Chassé, Patrick  Search this
Architect:
Fitch, Douglass  Search this
Former owner:
Marcus, William Elder  Search this
Matheson, Hugh Merritt  Search this
Burnett, Claude A.  Search this
Potter:
Soderholtz, Eric E.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cairn House (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
Former Title:
Granelder
General:
Cairn House, designed by architect Douglass Fitch, was built of native pink granite on Mt. Desert Island circa 1930. Granite was used for the terrace, walkways and steps, and throughout the garden for planted ledges, walls and benches. Native plants include mosses, ferns, high and low bush blueberries, cranberries, and other shrubs and vines. There is an ornamental and culinary herb and rock garden, lavishly planted ornamental gardens alongside the house that contain perennials, ferns and rhododendrons, and a cutting and kitchen garden planted in beds. The paths are gravel or granite interspersed with moss groundcover.
The first owner, William Elder Marcus, named the property Granelder. The next owners, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Merritt Matheson, added approximately one and one-quarter acres of woodlands and gardens, and called the property Seaforth. Dr. Claude A. Burnett propagated rhododendrons on the property, which he called Crathes. Dr. James and Emily Fuchs named the property Cairn House and had the gardens redesigned by Patrick Chassé (ASLA), who created the annual and perennial rock garden, the cutting, herb and kitchen gardens, and the garden area at the entrance to the house.
Persons associated with the garden include Patrick Chassé (landscape architect, 1988 to present); Douglass Fitch (architect, 1928-1930); William Elder Marcus (former owner, 1928-1930s); Hugh Merritt Matheson (former owner, 1935-1960s); Claude A. Burnett (1960s-1983); Eric E. Soderholtz (potter, 1867-1959); Elisabeth Curran (gardener, 2000), Dan DeLong (gardener, 2004), Mary Woodfin (gardener, 2004), and Annie Schwartz (2005).
Related Materials:
Cairn House related holdings consist of 1 folders (19 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME129
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Seal Harbor -- Cliff Garden

Landscape architect:
Bracale, Dennis  Search this
Chassé, Patrick  Search this
Stone mason:
Gammelin, Jeff  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cliff Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
Broad flower beds of perennials and annuals bring color and romance to the ocean side location of Cliff Garden, a seven-acre property atop an 80-foot drop to the Atlantic Ocean. The flower beds surround an ovoid lawn that features an antique marble table from India. The garden is entered from the circular driveway by crossing a wooden bridge and going through an Asian-inspired pergola. In addition to the main flower garden there is a cutting garden next to a garage, grass walks around the house leading to the cliff that are bordered with beds of shrubs and flowering shrubs, woodlands, and naturalized plantings in the center of the driveway in front of the house.
The garden was established in 2003 with the assistance of landscape architect Patrick Chassé (ASLA). Hardscaping includes stone stairs leading down from the house to the garden, benches, and large native boulders amidst the flower beds. An electrified deer fence protects the garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Dennis Bracale of Gardens by Design (landscape designer, 2004-2009); Patrick Chassé, ASLA (landscape designer, 2003); Jeff Gammelin of Freshwater Stone (stone mason, 2002).
Related Materials:
Cliff Garden related holdings consist of 1 folders (19 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME131
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8202
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Seal Harbor -- Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden

Former owner:
Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich  Search this
Rockefeller, John D., Jr. Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Patterson, Robert W.  Search this
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, slide script, brochures, and copies of articles.
General:
A 1921 trip to China and a tour of Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and the Philippines inspired Abby and John D. Rockefeller, Jr., to create the garden at Eyrie on the western hill of Seal Harbor. Beatrix Farrand, a fellow Mount Desert Island resident, was hired to design it. Lavish flower gardens and Western influences coexist with Eastern material objects. The garden is enclosed by a rose-colored serpentine wall capped with yellow tiles salvaged from a demolished section of wall around China's Forbidden City. The Spirit Path is lined with Korean tomb "procession" figures. The use of native shrubs and ground covers soften the stone sculptures. A lawn is the center of the sunken garden.
Persons associated with the garden and property include: Abby Aldrich and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (former owners, ca. 1928-1948); Beatrix Jones Farrand (landscape architect); and Robert W. Patterson (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 glass lantern slides+, 55 35mm slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME043
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8198

Seal Harbor -- Treetops

Former owner:
Foster, Jane  Search this
Hudson, Fitzgerald  Search this
Brown, William Adams, 1865-1943  Search this
Landscape architect:
Chassé, Patrick  Search this
Gardener:
Cough, Deborah  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Treetops (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, a plant list, a photocopied article, and additional information about the garden.
General:
Treetops is situated on Mt. Desert Island, near Acadia National Park. Although the house dates to 1895, the 2.5 acre garden included in this documentation was developed primarily between 1993 and 2006, when the property was sold. Concentric circles around the "cottage" exemplified the garden's multiple personalities. An outer perimeter included planted woodland, century-old rockwork, 10-foot hemlock hedges, groomed moss, wildflowers, lawns, and natural granite outcroppings. From here one moved into a shrubbery of old rhododendrons, mature Rosa rugosa, clethra, hydrangeas, and flowers shaded by silver birches and stately spruces. Then came grass, granite, and pine-needle paths leading into a more intimate circle of herbaceous borders, and a sunken garden, a white garden, and a container garden ending in a colorful cutting garden. Closer to the house were rose beds, perennials, shrubs, and ferns, while a wraparound porch with ocean views was punctuated by a variety of containers and topiaries. Of special note, the sunken garden, with its "Hearts of Stone" parterre, was installed on the site of a ballroom torn down in the 1930s, and was designed as a formal checkerboard using squares of pink granite, pea gravel, and Nepeta faassenii, along with 'Chianti', a large bush rose with black-magenta blossoms.
Persons associated with the garden include Jane Foster (former owner, 1993-2006); Fitzgerald Hudson (former owner, 1983-1993); William Adams Brown (former owner, 1895-1930s); Patrick Chassé (landscape architect, 1988); and Deborah Cough (gardener, 1992 to date).
Related Materials:
Treetops related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME123
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8200

Seal Harbor -- East Point

Former owner:
Hanna, Marcus  Search this
Designer/architiect:
Chandler, Duncan  Search this
Gardener:
Grindel, Pearl  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
East Point (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock -- Seal Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
East Point is a ten-acre property with a large granite and shingle style house built in 1909 on a granite cliff that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. It was one of the original 'great summer cottages' on Mt. Desert Island. The property slopes, with about eight acres of woodlands with an understory mosses and ferns, and another two acres facing the oceanfront with mature shrubs and vines as foundation plantings, a terrace full of container plantings, and a large informal flower garden. An outbuilding, also built in 1909, was the original laundry and domestic dormitory for East Point, and there is a small greenhouse behind the three-car garage. The steps to the garden, ledges and walls were built of native granite with some decorative set-in stone work while the floor of the patio is brick set in a herringbone pattern. Nestled into the terrace there is a glass-enclosed tea house used as a summerhouse that overlooks the ocean.
Persons associated with the garden include Senator and Mrs. Marcus Hanna (former owners, 1909); Dr. McAllister (former owner); Mary and Chauncey McCormick (former owners, 1930); Mr. and Mrs. C. Deering McCormick (former owners, circa 1950-2013); Duncan Chandler (designer/architect, 1909); Pearl Grindel (head gardener, 1930-1950); Steve Grindel (gardener, 1950-1990); Ken and Deborah Miller and staff (gardeners, 1990-2013).
Related Materials:
East Point related holdings consist of 1 folder (25 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME184
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8203

Glengariff

Owner:
Dane, Ernest B., Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Glengariff (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mrs. Ernest B. Dane's extensive estate was among the first in Seal Harbor where a garden was planted. Originally it belonged to Mrs. George Cooksey who was responsible for the earliest development of this resort. This romantic ravine, leading down the cliffs high above the sea, was planted with every possible variety of fern which will endure the northern Maine climate.
Historic plate number: "41."
Historic plate caption: "Mount [Desert], Mrs. Ernest B. Dane, Main Garden."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Urns  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME012001
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME012: Seal Harbor -- Glengariff
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8451

Glengariff

Owner:
Dane, Ernest B., Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Glengariff (Seal Harbor, Maine)
Maine -- Seal Harbor
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mrs. Ernest B. Dane's extensive estate was among the first in Seal Harbor where a garden was planted. Originally it belonged to Mrs. George Cooksey who was responsible for the earliest development of this resort. This romantic ravine, leading down the cliffs high above the sea, was planted with every possible variety of fern which will endure the northern Maine climate.
Historic plate number: "42."
Historic plate caption: "Mount Desert, Mrs. Ernest B. Dane, Formal Garden."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Urns  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Benches  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME012002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME012: Seal Harbor -- Glengariff
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8452

Glengariff

Former owner:
Dane, Ernest B., Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Glengariff (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mrs. Ernest B. Dane's extensive estate was among the first in Seal Harbor where a garden was planted. Originally it belonged to Mrs. George Cooksey who was responsible for the earliest development of this resort. This romantic ravine, leading down the cliffs high above the sea, was planted with every possible variety of fern which will endure the northern Maine climate. No 35 mm slide.
Historic plate number: "43."
Historic plate caption: "Mount [Desert]."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Garden houses  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Benches  Search this
Roses  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME012003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME012: Seal Harbor -- Glengariff
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8453

Glengariff

Owner:
Dane, Ernest B., Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Glengariff (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mrs. Ernest B. Dane's extensive estate was among the first in Seal Harbor where a garden was planted. Originally it belonged to Mrs. George Cooksey who was responsible for the earliest development of this resort. This romantic ravine, leading down the cliffs high above the sea, was planted with every possible variety of fern which will endure the northern Maine climate.
Historic plate number: "40."
Historic plate caption: "Mount Desert, Mrs. Ernest B. Dane, Fern Ravine."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Stones  Search this
Ferns  Search this
Ravines  Search this
Benches  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME012004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME012: Seal Harbor -- Glengariff
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8454

Skylands

Former owner:
Ford, Edsell B., Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Skylands (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Historic plate number: "44."
Historic plate caption: "Mount [Desert], Mrs. Edsel Ford, Artificial Pool."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Pine  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Water lilies  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME013001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME013: Seal Harbor -- Skylands
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8455

Clothier Garden

Former owner:
Clothier, Morris, Mrs  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Clothier Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mrs. Morris Clothier's garden path winds its way along an almost vertical bank above ocean cliffs. These cliffs are were with spray in every winter storm and sometimes in summer, but the owner had succeeded in using shrubs and flowers which thrive in such a situation.
Historic plate number: "37."
Historic plate caption: "Mount [Desert], [label torn off]is Clothier."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Jars -- ornamental  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Conifers  Search this
Ocean  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME041001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME041: Seal Harbor -- Clothier Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8456

Clothier Garden

Former owner:
Clothier, Morris, Mrs  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Clothier Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mrs. Morris Clothier's garden path winds its way along an almost vertical bank above ocean cliffs. These cliffs are were with spray in every winter storm and sometimes in summer, but the owner had succeeded in using shrubs and flowers which thrive in such a situation.
Historic plate number: "38."
Historic plate caption: "Mount [Desert], Mrs. Morris Clothier, Cliff Garden."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Cliffs  Search this
Ocean  Search this
Conifers  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Hand-railing  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME041002
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Bodman Garden

Former owner:
Bodman, Edward C., Mrs  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Bodman Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Historic plate number: "39."
Historic plate caption: "Mount [Desert], Mrs. Edward C. Bodman, Seal Harbor."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Stone lanterns  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Conifers  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Hillside planting  Search this
Houses  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME042001
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[Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden]: Chinese entrance gate.

Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., built the garden on the western hill of Seal Harbor. The Chinese entrance gate, through an evergreen grove along paths of pine needles, is set in a wall of tiles which were brought from Peking, where they were secured from a ruined part of the city wall then under repairs.
Historic plate number: "45."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Summer  Search this
Gates  Search this
Tiles  Search this
Pine  Search this
Gatehouses  Search this
Chinese gardens  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Walls  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME043001
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[Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden]: walkway through stone sculptures.

Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
The stone sculptures are Korean soldiers and scholars.
Historic plate number: "46."
Historic plate caption: "Mount [Desert], Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Soldiers & Scholars (antique Chinese)."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Conifers  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME043002
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[Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden]: bottle gate.

Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
The Bottle Gate is sometimes called the Key Hole Gate.
Historic plate number: "47."
Historic plate caption: "Mount [Desert]. Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Bottle Gate."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Gates  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Walkways, stone  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME043003
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[Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden]: main flower garden.

Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
This garden space is dominated by a Chinese Buddhistic Shrine of the 6th century (unfortunately we can't see this in the slide) and opposite it spreads out the main flower garden where a spacious level expanse of annuals is bordered by a slightly higher terrace walk of perennials. This striking mass of color is accented by the spruce trees in the background, which were left standing when the area for the garden was cut out of dense forest and swamp on the hilltop in 1927.
Historic plate number: "50."
Historic plate caption: "Mount [Desert], Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. End of Garden."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Summer  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Stones  Search this
Containers  Search this
Doorways  Search this
Moon gates  Search this
Spruce  Search this
Walls  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME043004
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[Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden]: flower beds with paths.

Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
This garden is reached by the spirit path through the woods.
Historic plate number: "48, 6."
Historic plate caption: "Mount- [label ripped off]."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Walled gardens  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Walls  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME043005
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME043: Seal Harbor -- Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden
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[Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden]

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (glass lantern, col., 3 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine)
Maine -- Seal Harbor
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Date:
[1930?]
General:
No glass lantern slide.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Moon gates  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME043006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME043: Seal Harbor -- Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden
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