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J. Horace McFarland Company collection

Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Names:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Mount Pleasant Press  Search this
Walsh, James  Search this
Extent:
30 Cubic feet (2718 photographs: black and white; 448 glass lantern slides; 41 glass negatives; color records; plant patents; publications. )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Lantern slides
Photographs
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Harrisburg
Breeze Hill (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1899-1974
Summary:
The J. Horace McFarland Collection includes over 3,100 photographic images of private and public gardens throughout the United States, as well as some from foreign countries, dating from 1899 to 1963. Many of these images, generated for Mount Pleasant Press (later the J. Horace McFarland Company), were used to illustrate trade catalogs published by the firm as well as journal and newspaper articles. The collection also contains color records that were used as reference aids during the printing process, plant patents, and various publications of the McFarland Company.
Scope and Contents note:
The J. Horace McFarland Collection includes over 2,700 black and white mounted photographs, 448 glass lantern slides, and 41 glass plate negatives of gardens throughout the United States dating from 1899 to 1963. A small number of images show gardens in Austria, Canada, England, Mexico, Scotland and Wales. Many of the images, which were generated and used by the J. Horace McFarland Company to illustrate trade catalogs and journal and newspaper articles, indicate the publication(s) in which they appeared. A series of portraits of rosarians, many of them featured in Modern Roses 6, rounds out the image collection. The McFarland Collection also includes color records, plants patents, and miscellaneous publications. Color records are plant 'portraits' that were painted by McFarland Company staff artists in watercolor. They were referenced by the printing department in order to render illustrations of plants in colors as close to the originals as possible. The plant patents are patents for plants issued by the United States Patent Office. They include the plant name, source, filing and patent dates, patent number, and growth characteristics. Most are accompanied by a colored image of the plant identified in the patent. The miscellaneous publications are various pamphlets and booklets published by the J. Horace McFarland Company.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series:

1) Garden images (including mounted photographs, glass plate negatives, and glass lantern slides)

2) Portraits of Rosarians

3) Color Records

4) Plant Patents

5) Miscellaneous Publications
Biographical/Historical note:
Dr. J. Horace McFarland (1859-1948) was an influential civic leader, author, publisher, horticulturist, and authority on roses. His printing company, Mount Pleasant Press (later the J. Horace McFarland Company), was based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It published many of the seed and nursery trade catalogs in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century and was one of the first to apply color processes to commercial print applications. J. Horace McFarland Company staffers photographed thousands of different gardens and plant specimens throughout the United States. These images were used to illustrate numerous nursery and seed catalogs, journals and books. Among its many services, the firm sold various themed lectures illustrated by sets of hand-colored glass lantern slides.

McFarland wrote over 200 articles in popular journals as well as a dozen books on roses and gardening. He served as the first president of the American Civic Association from 1904-1924 and led several local and national campaigns to protect communities and scenic areas from urban blight and overdevelopment including the city of Harrisburg and Niagara Falls. McFarland, who served as the president of the American Rose Society (1930-1932) and helped establish a standardized rose identification and registration method, used the gardens on his own 2.5 acre property in Harrisburg, "Breeze Hill," to test hundreds of varieties of roses and plant cultivars. "Breeze Hill" was used as the backdrop for many photographs taken by McFarland's firm.
Related Materials:
The Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania includes the J. Horace McFarland Company Records (Manuscript Group 453) and the J. Horace McFarland Papers (Manuscript Group 85).

The Historical Society of Dauphin County in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania includes the J. Horace McFarland Collection (MG 229).
Separated Materials note:
The Smithsonian Institution's Botany and Horticulture Library includes seed and nursery trade catalogs, books, and published materials from the J. Horace McFarland Company.

The United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland has various photographic images, nursery catalogs, publications and miscellaneous records from the J. Horace McFarland Company in its J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Provenance:
Donated in 1992 by James W. Walsh, who purchased the J. Horace McFarland Company from its founder's heirs. (The business was later renamed the Roebuck Printing Company.)
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.
Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Horticulturists  Search this
Printers -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Gardening -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Seeds -- Catalogs  Search this
Seed industry and trade -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Seed industry and trade -- Catalogs  Search this
Rose breeders -- United States  Search this
Printers -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Lantern slides
Photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-mcf
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Rankin (Plant specimens)

Collection Creator::
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2034; Transferring office; 7/11/1990 Agreement of Transfer; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-198, Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa19-198-refidd1e4902

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5660
Barcode:
165660.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws652969076-c73b-4bf7-a453-059a9a17ac4a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177469
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5671
Barcode:
165671.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws67bab72b7-c03a-4ca7-b66e-f1287bb731f2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177503
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5666
Barcode:
165666.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6c335eb73-8e21-4572-a06d-fd910695559a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177498
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5673
Barcode:
165673.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6cc4502ed-7655-4a0c-bc81-cb231198ac5e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177505
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5676
Barcode:
165676.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws660a7f099-a1c8-4e4f-abcc-4683a59ff3d7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177508
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5670
Barcode:
165670.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws686c25634-896d-44aa-9fa1-b298f9da3fbb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177502
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5655
Barcode:
165655.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6222f22ff-c6ad-4c7e-ac4d-cbb61ab6123b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177464
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5658
Barcode:
165658.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws631497d9a-682c-4137-b1d9-055fd2f4e4a6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177467
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5684
Barcode:
165684.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b4588698-a0c2-4ece-bfff-628c13b6282f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177516
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Dimensions:
274 x 163 cm
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5662
Barcode:
165662.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws67312c76c-8b1d-4f93-92fe-6ca08c3b902c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177471
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5668
Barcode:
165668.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6c2b2f654-3eb1-4a3e-bb80-2d46a25aebed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177500
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5678
Barcode:
165678.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws68bafaa12-58ae-451b-92cf-46da28c03c4d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177510
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5661
Barcode:
165661.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6975b677d-ab27-4790-8d0f-415fa24a61df
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177470
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5679
Barcode:
165679.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d6191e31-d364-4c44-a0e7-83cd1f2c4372
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177511
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5675
Barcode:
165675.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6411e1a63-3eb4-4651-8333-3e26172a419d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177507
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5681
Barcode:
165681.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6aeb0bfc1-ee36-422b-ad42-3e938c5a594f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177513
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5682
Barcode:
165682.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d50d979f-ebe7-493d-9416-39218e2cfa9f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177514
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5674
Barcode:
165674.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws643e83b49-e752-41ed-8255-08556b1dd2cc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177506
Online Media:

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