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Warrenton -- Appleton Gardens of Marshfield

Provenance:
The Warrenton Garden Club  Search this
Garden designer:
Burrell, C. Colston  Search this
Gardener:
Hernandez, Benito  Search this
Mendoza, Dolores  Search this
Photographer:
Burrell, C. Colston  Search this
Stevens, Michael L. O.  Search this
Fry, Karinn  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Virginia -- Fauquier County -- Warrenton
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 40 digital images and 1 folder.
General:
This 34 acre property, established in 1901, is defined by its stately white oak trees, expansive lawns, and textured beds that shelter a ranch style house. It was involved in the creation of three gardening and conservation groups: the Warrenton Garden Club in 1911, The Garden Club of America in 1913, and the Garden Club of Virgina in 1920. In 2010, the current owners hired C. Colston Burrell of Native Landscape Design to re-envision and expand upon the original gardens. A goal in the design of the gardens was to create season-long interest with color, form, and texture. The design employs both native and site adapted ornamentals, though native trees and shrubs provide the foundation for the gardens.
The original house at Marshfield burned down in 1942 and was replaced with a modest brick house. Remnants of the original foundation form the walls enclosing a pair of water gardens connected by a slender rill. Ferns, hellebores, Virginia bluebells, and thousands of bulbs flank the entry drive, sheltered by dogwoods, redbuds, and oaks. A rocky rill bordered by white azaleas spills down from a decorative waterfall to a shallow goldfish pond with iris and woodland plants. The old lawn now features a series of garden rooms. Adjacent to the house are the Winter Garden and Luna Garden. The Winter Garden includes hellebores and early bulbs, along with shrubs such as daphne and quince. The Luna Garden features intricate plantings, originally being designed in the shape of a crescent moon, and later expanded as a set of opposing arcs. Featured in this garden room are blue phlox, bicolored daffodils, and alliums in the spring. From the Luna Garden, you pass under a tall wood and metal archway festooned with flowering vines to stand at the head of a sweeping vegetable and cutting garden. At the end of this 200-foot vista, the axis ends with a 20 foot harvest table set on a wide bluestone terrace backed with a bosquet of columnar ginkgo trees underplanted with 500 blue camassia.
The 200-foot-long Boxwood Allee, parallel with the vegetable terraces, combines old American boxwood from the original garden with a collection of Japanese maple cultivars set in niches. Plantings of tulips, daffodils, Iphion, hostas, lilies, and elephant ears repeat the length of beds in blocks of color and texture. The Secret Garden contains a Celtic Stela, a stone monolith by Boston artist, Karin Stanley. A series of colorful meadow gardens, accessed down a curved hallway of fringe trees, anchors the central lawn. The meadows are planted with native and a few site-adapted wildflowers. The season begins with drifts of daffodils, overtopped by wildflowers and native grasses. A stately sycamore anchors the lawn below the house. The Druidic Circle features a grouping of teak root knots surrounded by aged boxwoods along with winter-flowering witch hazels. Off the back terrace, within a weathered stone foundation of the original house that burned down, lies a pair of water gardens connected by a narrow rill. Double cascades provide a pleasing sound that mitigates the noise from the busy country lane. Water cascades into the ponds through wide, stainless-steel waterfalls and exists to the rill in shallow spillways. The 15 acre bottomland along Great Run has been restored to a native meadow. Beebalm, ironweed, cardinal flower, and blazing-star bloom in summer, followed by asters, goldenrods and the dancing plumes of big bluestem and Indiangrass in autumn.
Persons associated with the garden include: C. Colston Burrell (designer, 2012-2015); Benito Hernandez (gardener, 2012-present); Dolores Mendoza (gardener, 2012-present).
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 -- Virginia -- Warrenton  Search this
Appleton Gardens of Marshfield (Warrenton, Virginia)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA311
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
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Green Animals

Creator:
Brayton, Thomas E.  Search this
Brayton, Alice  Search this
Colorist:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Rhode Island -- Portsmouth
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Portsmouth
Date:
1930
General:
Topiary giraffe and elephant.
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
Topiary work  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item RI034016
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island / RI034: Portsmouth -- Green Animals
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San Antonio -- Oak Terrace

Landscaping contractors:
Casa Verde Landscaping  Search this
Landscape designer:
Tony Villareal Landscape Design  Search this
Provenance:
Alamo Heights-Terrell Hills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Oak Terrace (San Antonio, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Bexar County -- San Antonio
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, a plant list, and additional information.
General:
A small garden on a quiet street, Oak Terrace is planned to be an extension of its home's interior as a relaxed outdoor space. The entrance to the house features a driveway court shaded by oaks, with laurel and viburnum serving as a screen providing intimacy. Changing annuals along with seasonal arrangements provide color, while aspidistra, xanadu philodendron, ophiopogon, and palms provide varying textures and heights around the parking court. A highlight in the front is a fountain featuring a sculpture of a young girl by artist Tom Corbin. The backyard patio area includes a long series of fountains that form a runnel along the brick wall, lending a New Orleans or Charleston feel to this area. Large mirrors along the brick wall give a sense of infinite space beyond. Planted around this shady garden room are yew trees, elephant ears, foxtail fern, variegated liriope, fan palms, fig ivy, live oaks, and cherry laurels. The garden has been a work in progress since 1980 and many changes have been made over the years. Some earlier landscape designs included unusual and interesting plants that could not take the warm temperatures and dry conditions of San Antonio, so more recently there has been a move to more indigenous and tropical plants that will thrive in the natural climate of the area.
Firms associated with the garden include Casa Verde Landscaping (landscaping contractors, 2002-2005) and Tony Villareal Landscape Design (landscape designers, 2006-2007).
Related Materials:
Oak Terrace related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 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 -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX085
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San Antonio -- Monte Vista Garden

Former owner:
White, R. L.  Search this
Bitter, John  Search this
Architect:
McDonald, Don B.  Search this
Lake/Flato (Firm)  Search this
Landscape architect:
Reed Hilderbrand Associates Inc.  Search this
Provenance:
Alamo Heights-Terrell Hills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Monte Vista Garden (San Antonio, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Bexar County -- San Antonio
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, flyer, and other information.
General:
Located on two plus acres in a historic district which is both on the local and the National Register of Historic Places in San Antonio, Texas, Monte Vista Garden is in many respects a tribute to the past.The genteel Southern character home, with its graceful garden design, is in the neighborhood in which the current owners spent their childhoods. It was renewed in 1999 to echo and highlight the region, culture and personal tastes that influence the site.Through the use of terracing, low stone retaining walls, and concentrations of trees and plants in rectilinear beds, the area was divided into five gracious and well-defined rectangular gardens.
The front garden greets people with a variety of naturally occurring oak, laurel and elm trees of native species scattered throughout the large rectangular front lawn that is screened from the street by a wall of local limestone. Beds of redbud, nandina and liriope have been planted near the front entrance while large Italian jardinières planted with annuals stand on either side of the front door. On the home's east side is a screened veranda opening onto a long walkway bordered by groupings of plants massed together to create splashes of color and texture. A runnel that separates two of the gardens, begins at a gently splashing fountain at the back of the house then travels across Texas limestone the width of the garden to a rectangular pond. It expresses the precious, subtle qualities of water in the arid South Texas landscape and provides a welcome and peaceful respite from the sunny, hot climate. On the west side of the house loquat trees line the property and provide a shady intimate area containing a fountain constructed from an antique terracotta jar.
The long garden at the back of the house is a symmetrical grove of honey locusts as well as loquats and elephant ears. A limestone retaining wall creates a division between the gardens. An arbor has been constructed at the end of the Long garden providing a convenient place to park with a crushed Texas granite path leading to the house. A brick path leads from the Long garden to the pool garden completed in 2008. A bathhouse rehabilitated from an older limestone structure, greenhouse and working zone for garden prep and storage were added here along with a limestone-edged salt water swimming pool bordered by antique oil jars containing ferns, irises and agapanthus. Also added to the new pool garden was an adjacent terrace and rustic columned pergola.
The owners note that the garden is a work in progress and plan to further reduce turf in the future to support water conservation.
Persons associated with the garden include: R.L. White (former owner, 1916-1956), John Bitter (former owner, 1956-1999), Reed Hilderbrand Associates (landscape architects, 1999-present), Lake/Flato (main house renovation architect, 1999), Don B. McDonald (outbuildings renovation architect, 2000).
Related Materials:
Monte Vista Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 35 mm. slides (photographs), 11 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 -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX093
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
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Archives of American Gardens
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Online Media:

[Harlan Crow Garden]: children's wing entrance; walkway flanked by elephant statues.

Photographer:
Dunklin, Elsie Norman  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Harlan Crow Garden (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas
Date:
2006 Mar.
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 -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Trees  Search this
Animal sculpture  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Columns  Search this
Walkways, stone  Search this
Houses -- brick  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX060002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas / TX060: Dallas -- Harlan Crow Garden
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[Monte Vista Garden]: walkway from Long garden toward house, flanked by elephant's ear plants and a live oak.

Photographer:
Smith, Whitney W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col., 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Monte Vista Garden (San Antonio, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Bexar County -- San Antonio
Date:
2008, May.
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 -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Colocasia  Search this
Live oak  Search this
Walkways, gravel  Search this
Walkways, stone  Search this
Houses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX093013
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas / TX093: San Antonio -- Monte Vista Garden
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Archives of American Gardens
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[Treetops]: entrance court sculpture.

Photographer:
Sutton, Violette W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Chadds Ford
Date:
2001 Jul.
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:
Shrubs  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA629002
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA629: Chadds Ford -- Treetops
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Far Hills -- Kennelston Cottage

Former owner:
Larocque Family  Search this
de Rohan, Nancy  Search this
de Rohan, Charles  Search this
Coneys, Janis  Search this
Coneys, William  Search this
Architect:
Post, William Stone  Search this
Jacobs, Harry Allan  Search this
Schmidt, Mott B., 1889-1977  Search this
Turner, Hiland Hall  Search this
Landscape architect:
Bosenberg, Brian W.  Search this
Garden designer:
Baas, Ania  Search this
Garden consultant:
Chrobakowa, Christiana  Search this
Property manager:
Lopes, Helder  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Kennelston Cottage (Far Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Far Hills
Scope and Contents:
1 folder, 57 digital images and 1 MP4 media file. The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
A modest fieldstone circa 1800 farm cottage was enlarged into a 22-room Tudor style mansion during the Country Place era in the early 1900's. That house burned to the ground in 1939 and was rebuilt in 1940 in the same style, with a conservatory and garage wing added by the current owners in 1995. Earlier remaining gardens included a secret garden, courtyard garden, pool garden and overgrown vegetable garden. New garden rooms have been added on the 30 acre property; those nearest the house are more formal and laid out on axial lines while the more distant rooms are casual in style, leading to surrounding woodlands. Starting from the low stone wall along the road there is a circa 1850 cottage and other outbuildings with a cottage garden of roses, hollyhocks, clematis and herbs, a nearby apple orchard with new and historic trees, a wire and post fence covered with climbing hydrangea and a red oak allée. The replanted secret garden has an informal perennial garden entry through an old stone foundation leading to boxwood parterres planted with perennials with lead statues representing spring and fall, and fences draped with climbing roses and autumn clematis. A boxwood hedge screens the secret garden from the house. A crescent shaped azalea garden was added in 2001 centered by an armillary sphere. The formal vegetable and herb potager has eight brick edged vegetable beds, four herb parterres, roses and clematis on the fences, a lilac walk and an all-white scented moon garden. The formal English style two level courtyard garden room has been modified with a new bluestone patio, grass walkways, and more exuberant plantings that include four standard dwarf Serbian spruces, weigela surrounding a curved stone bench, oak leaf hydrangeas and viburnums. The lower terrace has the original pond with a whimsical lead snail fountain and limestone coping.
A less formal hydrangea, fern and hosta garden room was planted in 1997, replacing the remains of an old stone wall. A rhododendron and daylily garden was added soon after, continuing toward the woodland and also replacing stone rubble. Kudzu-covered trees were removed and replaced with mature spruce. The conservatory garden next to the new wing has a spiral brick-lined gravel path terminating in an antique Burmese jar, planted with spring bulbs and boxwood. The original pool installed in the 1960's was positioned so it could not be seen from the house; with the installation of deer fencing a three-season garden could be planted, starting with allium, peonies, and irises in spring, echinacea and lilies in summer, and fall sedums and asters. A semi-circular bird garden room bordered with shrubs features a large feeder under planted with black elephant ears. Following the loss of numerous black locust trees to Hurricane Sandy in 2012 new garden rooms named after the wooden red gate installed in 2016 were planted with spirea, dogwood, winterberries, hydrangea, weigela, and Japanese maples. Another part of the property denuded of trees by the storm has been converted to large irregular swathes of native grasses, also attractive to birds. The English greenhouse built in 1997 is used for winter storage of container plants but also has a shaded terrace for casual dining and a boxwood nursery planted in symmetrical rows. In the center of the front lawn there is an antique sculpture of a pineapple, with dogwood, viburnum, daffodils and daylilies planted on the far side of the circular driveway. The foundation plantings at the house include ground covers, American boxwood, climbing and oak leaf hydrangea, hinoki false cypress and bottlebrush buckeyes.
Persons associated with the garden include Joseph Jr. (1871-1955) and Eleanor Theodora Duer Larocque (1870-1953) and heirs (former owners, 1903-1968); Charles and Nancy de Rohan (former owners, 1968-1974); William and Janis Coneys (former owners, 1974-1994); William Stone Post (1866-1940) (architect, circa 1903); Harry Allan Jacobs (1872-1932) (architect, 1913); Mott Brooshovft Schmidt (1899-1977) (architect, 1940); Hiland Hall Turner (architect, 1995); Brian W. Bosenberg (landscape architect, 1995- ); Ania Baas (garden designer, 1998- ); Christiana Chrobakowa (garden consultant, 2015- ); Helder Lopes (property manager, 2001- )
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 -- New Jersey -- Far Hills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ474
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
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Jackson -- McNeel Garden

Former owner:
Watkins, Leigh Jr  Search this
Watkins, Henrietta Skinner Mrs  Search this
Architect:
Fort, Frank  Search this
McNeel, Richard H.  Search this
Gardener:
Oliver, Geneva  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Club of Jackson  Search this
Landscape architect:
JBHM Architects  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
McNeel Garden (Jackson, Mississippi).
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Hinds County -- Jackson
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles with pictures of the garden.
General:
The two-acre property had a traditional Southern garden planted in the 1950's by the owner's grandparents that included mature poplars, azaleas, boxwood, flowering dogwoods, cleyera, hollies, junipers, magnolias, jasmine and a large patch of orange daylilies. After renovating the traditional house for two years the owners redesigned the garden, turning the original large vegetable garden into a formal parterre lined with 750 wintergreen boxwood. By 1999 the new trees and shrubs had been established in the garden rooms but in 2005 the indigenous Yazoo clay soil thwarted their first efforts to add perennials and annuals for more color. Cotton gin trash compost was used to amend the soil and since then the garden has flourished. A path of natural Arkansas fieldstone leads to the front entrance between beds with holly, oleaster, English ivy, elephant ear, ligularia, and white azaleas. Fieldstone steps lead to the boxwood room that has a large central "eye" shaped bed with four corner beds. These beds have colorful flowers including foxgloves, pansies, delphinium, snapdragons, larkspur, and salvia, with topiary hawthorns. The paths between beds are covered with crimson stone. An arbor leads to Charlotte's room, less formal with a pine bark mulch path, hydrangeas, viburnum, heuchera, columbine, irises, and Shasta daisies leading to a bust of Athena.
The formal fountain room can be entered under an arbor with climbing hydrangeas or through another entrance between two white dogwoods. The room is rimmed by a hedge of cleyera, blue pansies encircle the fountain, and blue hydrangeas and yellow roses grow at the base of a mature pin oak.. Another arbor covered with Confederate jasmine leads to a large lawn and patio at the back of the house where a Japanese magnolia and massive bed of orange day lilies from the original garden remain. Another perennial garden known as the Valley of the Dead has roses, peonies, snapdragons, red hot poker, and coleus that can withstand the hot summer sun. A secluded seating area in one corner of the property has a fire pit, while vegetables and herbs planted in large containers in front of the house recall the original vegetable patch. Wooden benches are placed throughout the garden for year-round use and enjoyment.
Persons associated with the garden include: Leigh Watkins Jr. and Henrietta Skinner Watkins (former owners, 1951-1994); Frank Fort (architect, 1951); Richard H. McNeel (architect, 1994- ); JBHM Architects (landscape architects, 1994); Geneva Oliver (gardener, 2008- ).
Related Materials:
McNeel Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 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 -- Mississippi -- Jackson  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MS068
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Mississippi
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Ridgeland -- McLennan Garden

Landscape architect:
Brown, Carter  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Club of Jackson  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
McLennan Garden (Ridgeland, Mississippi)
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Madison County -- Ridgeland
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 23 digital images. The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
In 2003 the Italian style house on a zero lot line property of less than one acre was purchased and since the owners were avid gardeners they planted vegetable and ornamental gardens. Deer and other wildlife came in from nearby woods and ate whatever was growing. The adjacent lot was vacant and could not be built on due to a gas line running through it. The owners purchased that lot in 2010, hired landscape architect Carter Brown, and created a New Orleans style garden with a vegetable, herb and flower potager. Discreet rebar fencing encloses the potager which provides an abundance of produce and has a conversation and fire pit in one corner. A paved courtyard behind the house was enlarged to contain a new lap pool as well as patio seating. The original property had mature oak and pine trees, and the new planting scheme included many typically southern trees and shrubs such as crape myrtle, cypress, magnolia, sasanqua, camellia, cleyera, and oleaster.
Sinuous crushed limestone paths bordered with lush banks of liriope separate ornamental beds from the zoysia grass lawn and continue through the potager. The entrance garden is shaded so is planted with ferns, palmetto palm, azaleas, hosta, and hydrangea; the walkway leads to a garden swing opposite a birdbath. A sunny bed against the stucco courtyard wall has zinnias and elephant ears in summer, a redbud, boxwood and hydrangea, and a large fountain basin. Antique Italian double doors provide an entrance from the garden, and additional doors made from old iron fencing separate the courtyard from the service area and driveway. The potager has a statue of St. Francis of Assisi ringed with seasonal flowers. The vegetable beds contain lettuces, kale and celery in winter and tomatoes, okra, green beans and cucumbers grown on tuteurs, as well as eggplant, squash, and bell peppers in summer. Run-off at the south end of the property is controlled by plantings of cypress and Louisiana iris.
Persons associated with the garden include Carter Brown (landscape architect, 2009).
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 -- Mississippi -- Ridgeland.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MS071
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Archives of American Gardens
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Untitled Garden

Creator:
Marr, Clyde M., M/M  Search this
Morris, Mary Reeves  Search this
Reeves, Marshall T.  Search this
Perry, John A.  Search this
Perry, Elizabeth  Search this
Perry, Simeon L.  Search this
Arnold, Ephraim  Search this
Ensley, William  Search this
Ensley, William, Mrs.  Search this
Perry, Ransom  Search this
Merriwether, Samuel  Search this
Landscape architect:
Kiley, Dan (Dan Urban)  Search this
Walker, Kiley  Search this
Curtis, Jack  Search this
Architect:
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950  Search this
Landscape designer:
Girard, Alexander  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Indiana -- Columbus
United States of America -- Indiana -- Bartholomew County -- Columbus
Date:
1986
General:
The house has had quite a few extensions over the past 100 years. The garden was created in 1910 by Henry Phillips, Landscape Architect. The garden is approximately 2 acres with a 1/2 acre formal garden and greenhouse. Hemicircle and bronze elephant from upper 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:
Spring  Search this
Petunias  Search this
Chrysanthemums  Search this
Urns  Search this
Begonias  Search this
Balustrades  Search this
Animal sculpture  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item IN007011
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[The Rossetti Garden]: annual crotons, coleus, elephant ears, and spikes in the large urn add contrast to the Upper Garden's palette.

Photographer:
Bass, Stacy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (TIFF file, col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
The Rossetti Garden (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield -- Fairfield
Date:
2013 Jun.
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 -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Container gardening  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Hydrangeas  Search this
Topiary work  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CT743010
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Osgood Garden

Creator:
Osgood, Frank H., Mrs  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:
Osgood Garden (Santa Barbara, California)
United States of America -- California -- Santa Barbara County -- Santa Barbara
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Belle of Portugal roses on house. New Zealand flax and Cryptomerias flank the path. No glass.
Historic plate number: "7, 40."
Historic plate caption: "California."
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
Containers  Search this
Conifers  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Plant stands  Search this
Houses  Search this
Roses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA044002
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Untitled Garden in Atherton, California

Creator:
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Architect:
Escherik, Joseph  Search this
Landscape architect:
Stafford, Jack Casper, 1921-1998  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Untitled Garden (Atherton, California)
California -- Atherton
United States of America -- California -- San Mateo County -- Atherton
Date:
05/01/1990
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:
Spring  Search this
Animal sculpture  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA148009
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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[Bentley Garden]: "Eleanor Elephant" topiary of citrus aurantium or bitter orange.

Photographer:
Swanson, Nancy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Bentley Garden (Paradise Valley, Arizona)
United States of America -- Arizona -- Maricopa County -- Paradise Valley
Date:
2008
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 -- Arizona -- Paradise Valley  Search this
Topiary work  Search this
Citrus  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item AZ023012
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Description of antique Chinese paintings and brass wares as well as of porcelains of different ages

Names:
Yue, Seaouke  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet (150 Prints: album (black and white) 1 writing tablet: catalog Dimensions 39 x 27 cm.)
Container:
Box 5, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
One album, measuring 39 x 31 cm., of approximately 150 black and white photographs of the Chinese art collection of Seaouke Yue [You Xiaoqi], which included paintings, porcelain and works in bronze. The prints are pasted into the album and identified by typed identification slips, also pasted into the album. A paper label on the front cover reads "Photos of Chinese Arts Seaouke Yue Collection". A one-volume descriptive catalog accompanies the photo album. The catalog (39 x 27 cm.) consists of 50 tipped-in leaves, with typescript descriptions of each art work pasted onto the leaves. The descriptions have been annotated in pencil. A paper label has been pasted to the front cover and bears the typed title "Description of antique Chinese paintings and brass wares as well as of porcelains of different ages", with the author's name and "Photo list #298" printed underneath in black ink.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 1: Genealogical and Biographical Data / 1.6: Writings and Notes / 1.6.2: Freer Travel Writings and Maps
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco. Notes taken before Mr. Freer's Collection in Detroit.

Creator:
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
196 Pages (19.5 x 13 cm.)
Container:
Box 56, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Notebooks
Place:
USA -- Michigan -- Detroit
Date:
November 4-11, 1907
Scope and Contents:
One journal-style volume, quarter-bound black pebble-grained cloth with brown marbled paper boards. Approximately 200 pages, mostly filled with handwritten notes. Paper onlay on the front cover bears the handwritten inscription "Notes taken before Mr. Freer's collection in Detroit -- some amount is [?] -- mostly [?] lantern slides." Inside front cover has the bookplate of Ernest K. Fenollosa; the bookplate also bears the ink signature "Mary McNeil Fenollosa (Sidney McCall)" and the ink stamp of the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Loosely inserted at the beginning of the journal is an undated receipt for the purchase of several items from the Walpole Galleries in New York City.
The first part of the journal, dated November 1907, contains approximately 104 pages of notes, presumably written in Fenollosa's hand. On the back cover, another paper slip bears the inscription "This end of the note book to be used for a list of Illustrations from Stokes' prints to be sent Mr. Heinemann -- begun March 16th 1911." From this point, a new set of notes begins, written after Fenollosa's death and consisting of approximately 34 pages.
Notes taken before Mr. Freer's collection in Detroit
Arrangement:
Organized in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1853-1908) was a poet and student of Asian art. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Fenollosa studied at Harvard, Cambridge University and the art school at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts before traveling to Japan to teach political economy and philosophy at the Imperial University at Tokyo. In 1988, he helped establish the Tokyo Fine Arts Academy and the Imperial Museum, serving as its director. For his many efforts to preserve temples and shrines and their art work, the Emperor of Japan decorated him with the orders of the Rising Sun and the Sacred Mirror. In 1890 Fenollosa returned to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to take the position of curator of the department of Oriental arts. However, his public divorce and immediate remarriage in 1895 to the writer Mary McNeill Scott (1865-1954) led to his dismissal from the Museum in 1896 and he returned to Japan to teach English literature at the Tokyo Higher Normal School. He returned to the United States in 1900 to write and lecture on Asia. His works include East and West: The Discovery of America and Other Poems (1893); Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art (2d ed. 1912), compiled by his widow, Mary McNeil Fenollosa; and two works on Japanese drama (ed. by Ezra Pound, 1916).
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 04.02
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Art -- Private collections  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notebooks
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 04.02
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Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 4: Freer Colleague Materials / 4.1: Ernest Fenollosa Materials
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Charles Lang Freer's letters to Frank Hecker during foreign travels

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
60 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Japan
Sri Lanka
Paris (France)
Date:
1894-1895
Scope and Contents:
Letter written by Charles Lang Freer to his friend and business associate Frank Hecker (1846-1927) while Freer was traveling in Europe and Asia between September 1894 and August 1895. This was Freer's first travel in Asia, and while he was not purchasing works of fine art in large numbers, the cultural encounters he made during this trip deepened his interest in Asia's artistic heritage. Freer's stops included Sri Lanka, India, Singapore, China and Japan. Freer also stayed in Italy and France, spending time with James McNeill Whistler in Paris.
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 02.1Hecker.travel2
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence)
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, File FSA A.01 02.1Hecker.travel2
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Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence / Hecker, Frank J., Col., 1892-1917
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Inventory of Charles Lang Freer's library

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (typed, with handwritten edits)
Type:
Archival materials
Inventories
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Comprehensive index of Charles Lang Freer's library, mostly relating to art and Asian culture. Headings include authors, countries, and topical subjects. Sections include locations in Freer's original Detroit home; an index of all books transferred to the Smithsonian; a list of collections and collectors catalogues of American and Near and Far Eastern art; sales catalogues, and books in Chinese language.
Arrangement:
Organized in the original manner by the creator.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 05.22
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Book collecting  Search this
Function:
Libraries
Genre/Form:
Inventories
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 05.22
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 5: Art Inventories / 5.22: Printed Books [Library]
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Dawn V. Rogala Circus Photographs and Papers

Photographer:
Rogala, Dawn V.  Search this
Names:
Big Apple Circus  Search this
Carson & Barnes Circus  Search this
Circus Vargas  Search this
Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus  Search this
Culpepper and Merriweather Circus  Search this
Franzen Bros. Circus  Search this
Kelly Miller Circus  Search this
Roberts Bros. Circus  Search this
Sterling and Reid Bros. Circus  Search this
Vidbel's Olde Tyme Circus  Search this
Walker Bros. Circus  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Interviews
Negatives
Notes
Photographs
Programs
Schedules
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1990-2015
bulk 1992-1999
Scope and Contents:
The collection, compiled and photographed by Dawn Rogala, documents daily life in traveling, tented circuses in America, including: Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers, Circus Vargas, Sterling & Reid Brothers, Culpepper and Merriweather, Carson and Barnes, Vidbel's Olde Tyme Circus, Big Apple Circus, Carson and Barnes Circus, Culpepper and Merriweather Circus, Franzen Brothers Circus, Roberts Brothers Circus, Sterling and Reid Brothers Circus, and Walker Brothers Circus. The collection consists primarily of photographic materials such as slides, prints and negatives. It also includes Rogala's project files containing schedules, programs, notes, correspondence, pictures of Rogala on the road, etc., and transcribed interviews that Rogala conducted.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seven series.

Series 1: Black-and-White Negatives, and Color Transparencies, 1992-1995

Series 2: Xerographic Prints, 1992-1998

Series 3: Low Resolution Xerographic Prints, 1992-1998

Series 4: Interview Transcripts, 1995, 1998

Series 5: Early Organization of the Book, 2005

Series 6: Miscellaneous Ephemera, 1990-2015

Series 7: Miscellaneous Materials, 1993-1996

Series 8: Oversize, 1992-1993
Biographical / Historical:
A paintings conservator and photographer, Rogala traveled with every tented, full time, traveling American circus which traveled at least eight months of every year, during the years 1992-1998. She photographed not only the performances, but the behind-the-scenes activities of setting up and breaking down, and activities such as animal care (especially elephants), costuming, make-up, and day-to-day life on the road.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Dawn V. Rogala, 2017.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Photographer retains copyright until death.
Topic:
Acrobats  Search this
Circus  Search this
Circuses (performances)  Search this
Clowns  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1990-2000
Interviews -- 1990-2000
Negatives -- 1990-2000
Notes -- 1990-2000
Photographs -- 1990-2000
Photographs -- Color photoprints -- 1990-2000
Programs -- 1990-2000
Schedules -- 1990-2000
Slides (photographs) -- 1990-2000
Citation:
Dawn V. Rogala Circus Photographs and Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1427
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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