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The Butterflies

Artist:
James Amos Porter  Search this
Medium:
sgraffito drawing and oil paint on waxed paper
Dimensions:
9 1/16 × 11 15/16 in. (23 × 30.4 cm)
Type:
drawing
Date:
c. 1945
Accession Number:
2001.0003.0005
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl893195e5a-e87e-40d5-8548-e1f1e600e2b4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2001.0003.0005
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Glass Lantern Slide and Lecture Scripts

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Knoxville -- Skeeter Hill

Former owner:
Rice, Emma  Search this
Albers, Edward S.  Search this
Albers, Edward S., Mrs.  Search this
Designer:
Newton, Ernest  Search this
Garden designer:
Newton, Margaret  Search this
Provenance:
Knoxville Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Skeeter Hill (Knoxville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Knox County -- Knoxville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, detailed information about the garden's plants, photocopies of articles about the garden, background details from and about the owners, and additional information.
General:
The woodland setting with tall trees and naturalized plantings of daffodils preceded the gray shingle house built in 1957 on the property known as Skeeter Hill. The 100 by 200 foot garden features native plants, including bloodroot, trout lilies, Jack-in-the pulpit, trillium, wood poppies, and maidenhair, cinnamon and sensitive ferns.The owners designed and built winding brick paths and terraces, paths laid with stepping stones, a stone pond, and a French country style potting shed in their walled cottage garden. The three notched gates also were designed by the owners, as was a three-foot diameter copper birdbath fitted to the stump of a fallen oak tree.
The garden is a habitat for birds, with native shrubs and trees providing food and housing, along with birdhouses and birdbaths. Mature shrubs and trees cast shade, so flowering plants such as Casa Blanca lilies, camellias, and hellebores are in shades of white. Azaleas add color in the spring. Many dogwood trees on the property have died from anthracnose.
French country style mixes with more formal, brick-walled planted beds in this garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Emma Rice (former owner of land, 1926-1945); Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Albers (former owners, 1946-1956); Ernest Newton (brick and stone work designer, 1957-1970); Margaret Newton (garden designer and horticulturist, 1957-present).
Related Materials:
Skeeter Hill related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 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 -- Tennessee -- Knoxville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN070
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Memphis -- The White Garden

Former owner:
Troy, Margaret  Search this
Troy, Ronald  Search this
Wilda Humphreys Estate  Search this
BHK Development Company  Search this
Kostka Investment Company  Search this
Garden designer:
Pitts, Geri  Search this
Provenance:
Little Garden Club of Memphis  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The White Garden (Memphis, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby -- Memphis
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
The White Garden was established in 2010 when the owners moved from a larger property to a home in a cul-de-sac on less than one-third acre. The garden design is formal, predominantly green with white flowers and pockets of brightly colored roses and hydrangeas for cutting. Several varieties of boxwood clipped into hedges, spheres and cones unify the front and rear gardens. There is a formal parterre next to the front door of the house with a stone obelisk featured at its center. A rose garden next to the garage is in a sunny location and is bordered by boxwood and a low stone wall. The walled back garden has a swimming pool with a wall fountain and a brick fireplace with a tall chimney. Confederate jasmine trained to mimic lattice grows on some of the walls while climbing hydrangea covers and softens other portions. Stepping stones along the side of the property peek out under colorful hydrangeas, clematis grown on tuteurs, and a small herb garden behind the fireplace. Urns and other planters have more foliage boxwood with primarily white flowers planted underneath.
Persons associated with the garden include Wilda Humphreys Estate (former owners); BHK Development Company (former owners, 1995); Kostka Investment Company (former owners, 1996); Margaret and Ronald Troy (former owners, 2003); Geri Pitts (garden designer, 2010).
Related Materials:
The White Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 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 -- Tennessee -- Memphis  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN120
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee
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Archives of American Gardens
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[Hays Gardens]: path to the cottage garden has hydrangeas that bloom in summer. A wind sculpture adds interest and captures breezes off the lake. Flowers planted within and outside the picket fence.

Photographer:
Ellis, Carol  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col., JPEG file.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Hays Gardens (Knoxville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Knox -- Knoxville
Date:
2011 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:
Cottage gardens  Search this
Hydrangeas  Search this
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Knoxville  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN083029
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN083: Knoxville -- Hays Gardens
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Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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[Native Nook]: view of west side of house, walks, and wild flower plantings.

Photographer:
Stevens, Caroline B.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Native Nook (Nashville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Davidson County -- Nashville
Date:
2000 Apr.
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 -- Tennessee -- Nashville  Search this
Trees  Search this
Houses  Search this
Walkways, concrete  Search this
Walkways, stone  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN057001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN057: Nashville -- Native Nook
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Archives of American Gardens
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Moncks Corner -- South Mulberry Plantation

Former owner:
Broughton, Philip S.  Search this
Barker, Sanford W.  Search this
Chapman, Clarence  Search this
Provenance:
Little Garden Club of Rye  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
South Mulberry Plantation (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Berkeley County -- Moncks Corner
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Located on nine hundred and one acres, South Mulberry Plantation was established in 1809 and created out of the larger Mulberry Plantation when Philip S. Broughton inherited the tract from his father. Broughton's son-in-law and botanist Dr.Sanford W. Barker, constructed the house on South Mulberry Plantation around 1835 and probably laid out the formal garden west of the house which remains to this day. The garden has borders of boxwood and pittosporum growing along the original pierced brick wall that edges the entire garden area. A path leading through the center of the garden is flanked by semicircular areas of flowering plants that mimic those found in the original garden. A reflecting pool is at one end accompanied by a bench and potted palms. A sweet potato vine climbs an arbor outside the garden wall.
The house retains much of its original interior fabric. Side additions were added before the Civil War and a rear wing was added at the turn of the century by a duck hunting club. Other buildings on the property include: a guest house, ice house, chicken coop, barns and an old slave cabin turned art studio. A pecan grove, pastures, woodlands, fields, pond and lagoon are also part of the plantation landscape. Fallen into disrepair by the 1980's, the property was once more reunited with its parent Mulberry and has been carefully restored and furnished by the current owners.
Persons associated with the property include: Philip S. Broughton (former owner, 1809-1835), Dr. Sanford W. Barker (former owner, 1835-1915), Clarence Chapman (former owner, 1915-1987).
Related Materials:
South Mulberry Plantation related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 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 -- South Carolina -- Moncks Corner  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File SC104
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12490

Dallas -- Addington Garden

Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Addington Garden (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, plans and other information.
General:
Located on less than an acre, Addington Garden is a very small unique English-styled garden established in 1990. The garden is enhanced with large boulders that give it interest and texture. Flowers of the same kind are grouped around the boulders at the entrance walkway that passes by an ivy-laden brick wall enclosing a 'secret garden' by the front door of the house. There are flower beds with tulips and daffodils, poppies, pansies and various other annuals, potted plants, trees and flowering shrubbery on the east and north sides of the house where they get morning sun for continuous blooming. A small shady seating area on the north lawn of the property has a low stacked stone retaining wall behind it planted with annuals and perennials that border the house. A courtyard with a fountain, sculpture, and potted plants is located on the west side of the house. The owner collects unique objects that are found throughout the garden.
Garden designer Pam Caldwell and John Morelock were landscape architects previously associated with the property. In addition providing a vision to the flower plantings, dandscape designer Carl Neels of Country Life Landscape also maintains the garden. The owner currently employes a gardener specifically to take care of the roses.
Persons associated with the garden include: Pam Caldwell (garden designer, dates unknown), John Morelock (garden designer, dates unknown), Carl Neels (landscape designer, 2006).
Related Materials:
Addington Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 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 -- Dallas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX092
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13480

Tyler -- Royal Oaks

Former owner:
Byars, B. G.  Search this
Byars, B. G. Mrs  Search this
Landscape architect:
Pullam, Noel  Search this
Landscape designer:
Lambert's  Search this
Landscape features:
Arabella Gardens  Search this
Breedlove Nursery  Search this
Provenance:
The Gertrude Windsor Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Royal Oaks (Tyler, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Smith -- Tyler
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and photocopies of images.
General:
Royal Oaks represents one of the premier gardens of Tyler, Texas, dating to the mid-1930s - the unique era of the oil-drilling boom in eastern Texas. The gardens are located in Tyler's historic azalea district, adding to their heritage and community preservation status. From azaleas to dogwoods to a historic Black Gum, the elements are a community treasure.
Major plantings include Live Oaks, Magnolias, Dogwoods, Japanese Bloodgood Maple and Crepe Myrtles. Flowering plants include Camellias, Azaleas, Hydrangeas, Wisteria and Forsythia. St. Augustine grass, Mondo grass, native Yupons and other greenery complete the tableau.
Special features include the herb garden with Bay Tree topiary and sculptures of a little boy playing the flute, a metal heron and distinctive bird bath. The badminton courts were added in 1939, thus generating a Badminton Club that exists to this day. The original gazebo was hand-carried by eight men, relocating it when the swimming pool addition was under way. The gazebo is now draped and serves as a bathhouse in summer. The original barn, which housed Shetland ponies for many years, still stands. Visiting dignitaries have included J. Edgar Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Byars (former owners, mid-1930s-1979); Noel Pullam (landscape architect, 1970s); Lambert's (landscape designer, 1930s); Arabella Gardens (landscape features, 1990s- ); Breedlove Nursery (landscape features, 1950s).
Related Materials:
Royal Oaks related holdings consist of 2 folders (12 35mm slides (photographs); 5 digital images)
See others in:
Eleanor Weller collection, circa 1978-2006.
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 -- Tyler  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX165
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13521

North East -- Moments

Former owner:
Jenks Family  Search this
Mielke, Carl  Search this
Mielke, Mary Jane  Search this
Sculptor:
Sprague, Brian  Search this
Provenance:
Carrie T. Watson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Moments (North East, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Erie -- North East
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, additional images and a bibliography.
General:
This property is perched on a plateau at 60 feet above a creek which feeds onto nearby Lake Erie. When the current owners purchased the property in 1998 the landscaping began with removal of formal plantings and replacing with shrubs like serviceberry, oak leaf hydrangea and spirea. To maintain a difficult terrain, flowers were planted on the steep hill about 3 feet from the house; and foundation stones were repurposed in a variety of shapes and sizes and placed on the hill for planting. A few trees were cut down over the years to provide more sun. One of the trees remained and an artist was commissioned to create a face/hand sculpture standing about 10 feet tall. A fence was built from locust posts which provides a backdrop for flowering plants such as climbing roses, gooseneck loosestrife, sunflowers, hydrangea, Scotch broom, and coneflowers.
The "island" in the backyard has evolved to include garden art of flowers made from fire nozzles, copper and aluminum which acts as a trellis for clematis, and home to a tall hydrangea. The northwest side of the property is bordered by the steep cliff to the creek. A six-foot edge of hostas and myrtle serves as a safety barrier. As one enters the creek side of the house, spirea hide the view of the creek until one passes thru pillars and is awed by the view. A planting of rugosa roses with an antique fence as a backdrop forms the setting for the parking area of the driveway. Beyond, a "moon gate" made out of steel welcomes one to a path in the woods where a suspension bridge provides a connection to a mile walk to nearby waterfalls.
Persons associated with the garden include members of the Jenks Family (former owners, until 1977); Carl and Mary Jane Mielke (former owners, until 1997); Brian Sprague (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Moments related holdings consist of 1 folder (27 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 -- Pennsylvania -- North East  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA823
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Highlands -- Neese Garden

Former owner:
Neese, Martha Plowden  Search this
Kuckleburg, Ray  Search this
Canning, Robert  Search this
Contractor:
Picklesymers Builders  Search this
Provenance:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Neese Garden (Highlands, N.C.)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Highlands
General:
"The garden is located at 4,000 feet altitude in a primarily summer resort town in the mountains of western North Carolina. Mrs. Neese spent 12 years in Japan and transformed a mountain stream into a Japanese Garden. The stream was dammed to provide a waterfall which can be heard from the porch of the house. Japanese statuary abounds in the garden in typical simplicity and quiet. A moss garden remains a symbol of eternity. There are few flowering plants aside from the native rhododendron hedges that secure privacy. When the garden was first developed only the owners house was near. Now several homes have been built on high slopes above the garden to take advantage of the view.
Mrs. Neese was a writer and Ikebana enthusiast who was awarded for her work by the government of Japan. A garden has been built as a memorial to Martha Neese in front of the Husdon Library in the Highlands.
Persons associated with the property include: Martha Plowden Neese (former owner from 1978 to 1989); Ray Kuckleburg (former owner from 1989 to 1994); Robert Canning (former owner from 1994 to 1997); Picklesymers Builders (contractors).
Related Materials:
Neese Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 35 mm. 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 -- North Carolina -- Highlands  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC038
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / North Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Dayton -- Aullwood Garden

Former owner:
Aull, John  Search this
Aull, Marie  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Club of Dayton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Aullwood Garden (Dayton, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Montgomery County -- Dayton
Scope and Contents:
Materials relating to the public gardens of the Five Rivers Metro Park of Montgomery, Ohio. The folder includes a slide list, a description of the slides, brochures, excerpts from publications featuring the gardens, and a description and worksheet completed by GCA researcher, Annabelle Cummings.
General:
"Aullwood is a wooded garden with plants blooming from late February until December. Tens of thousands of mertensia cover the hillsides in April. They are accompanied with a profusion of blue-eyed Mary's. Hepaticas, drifts of trillium, Dutchmen's britches, shooting stars, and violets are throughout the woods."
"Throughout the years, the Aulls interlaced native spring flowering plants with celandine poppies, thousands of yellow and white daffodils, early spring aconites, adonis, hellebores, hostas and hyacinths. Aullwood Garden has diverse colors and textures of border foliage; summer-long ground covers take over from bulbs that flower and die; creeping rock plants claim sunny spaces; hostas' glossy foliage and later lavender flowers nod in deep shade. "
Special spaces are designated for a perennial garden, a rose garden, a lilac garden, and hydrangeas. The informal natural charm of the wooded landscape is never lost as the seasons change. A carpet of pansies throughout April and May becomes a rose garden in June. As summer settles in, the front lawn's border of perennials becomes a show place of color, texture, and pattern. In early September the colchicum bursts into drifts along the creek bordering the Sycamore lawn. A few weeks after that, the vibrant colors of autumn transform the woods. The Aulls were determined to keep indistinct boundaries between garden and woods. A natural look with a variety of flowers never loses harmony with the wooded background.
Persons associated with the property include: Marie and John Aull, (former owners).
Related Materials:
Aullwood Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 35 mm. 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 -- Ohio -- Dayton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH186
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15523

Zanesville -- Mission Oaks Gardens

Landscape designer:
DiSabato-Aust, Tracy  Search this
Garden collaborator:
Albyn, Everett  Search this
Sculptor:
Burgyan, Renate  Search this
Former owner:
Burton,Rufus  Search this
Garden designer:
Hendley, Albert Jr.  Search this
Creator:
Great Lakes Rhododendron Society  Search this
Great Rivers Holly Society  Search this
The Little Garden Club of Columbus  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Mission Oaks Gardens (Zanesville, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Muskingum County -- Zanesville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a write-up of the property's history, site plans, a print-out of an online article, and a garden drawing and plant list for the perennial garden, and other information.
General:
Located adjacent to a deep Appalachian ravine, this intercity home and linked city lots are reclaimed dumping areas restored as a five-acre woodland garden. The property originally consisted of a Mission-Revival Mediterranean home built in the mid 1920's located on four 50' x 100' city lots plus a one and a half acre Appalachian ravine on the west side of the property. In 1991 a contiguous property was acquired to bring the size of the garden to three acres. It had been used as an illegal dump and forty-seven trucks loads of debris were removed, as well as a stand of mature silver maples. A waterfall was built on the north side of the property and the ravine was made accessible by native stone paths. The mature oaks, hickories, and sycamores on the property remained as the bones of the woodland garden. At the foot of the ravine is a natural bog, which provided an opportunity to grow plants that could survive in six inches of water in the early spring. Plants bloom from March to November. The peak bloom is in April and May when Kalmia (mountain laurel), Styrax (Pink Chimes), and Obassian join the rhododendron, dogwoods, unusual cultivars of redbuds, Halesia (Carolina Silver Bells), azalea, and many native flowering plants and trees.
At the suggestion of a neighbor, the current owners acquired a ravine property near, but not contiguous to, Mission Oaks Garden in 2001. The property was overgrown with silver maple trees, but is now home to a 2-acre conifer garden consisting of 214 uncommon conifer trees and seventy-one deciduous non-conifer trees. There are forty-six genera and eighty-five different species. A 30' x 70' pond was created on the property and has native fish, turtles, and a healthy stand of lotus on the west bank.
The diverse genera and species of plants are combined, with few replications, to create a cohesive woodland garden of both cultivated and native plants. The owner is specifically interested in unusual woody shrubs and trees, vines, ferns, and bog plants. Pocket plantings of mixed types appear throughout the garden, designed by the owner. Of notable interest is the collection of five Magnolia grandiflora and twelve deciduous magnolias, as well as shrub ivy called Hedera helix. The perennial garden was created by garden designer Tracy Disabato-Aust in 2000. The garden contains more than 300 genera, excluding the perennial garden.
The owner has established a private non-operating trust that will upon his death conserve, support, and maintain the property for the citizens of Ohio.
Persons associated with the garden include Bert Hendley, (garden designer, since 1988); Tracy DiSabato-Aust (perennial garden designer, ca. 2000); Renate Burgyan (sculptor, ca. 2000); Rufus Burton (former owner)
Related Materials:
Mission Oaks Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 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.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Zanesville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH237
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Lake Placid -- Church Garden on the Hart Property

Former owner:
Wasserberger, Maximillian Dr. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Coulter, W. L.  Search this
Provenance:
Essex County Adirondack Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Church Garden on the Hart Property (Lake Placid, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Essex County -- Lake Placid
Scope and Contents:
Church Garden on the Hart Property related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35 mm. slides; 2 photoprints), a worksheet, garden plans, and additional narrative documentation about the garden and church site.
General:
Located on the original site (1899-1927) of "St. Eustace-by-the-Lakes" church, this nearly half-acre garden site was originally landscaped sometime after 1927. By 1972, however, when the area and an adjoining property were acquired by the present owners, there was no evidence of a garden. Slowly, original flagstone surfaces were unearthed, stone walls restored, gardens dug, and flowers planted, re-creating a sunken garden within the stone walled perimeter. Open to the public, the garden is designed in a cruciform shape and is surrounded by natural woodlands. A curving stone stairway leads from the house above to a shady lawn, while 18 inches below, the old flagstone terrace is framed by ostrich and maidenhair ferns, rhododendrons, and hosta, and enlivened by tuberous begonias. The garden also includes a flagstoned "bell tower" section and a curious "center stone" that may have been a support for the original church floor. Episcopal Church services are held once each summer, transforming this church garden into a garden church.
Persons associated with the property include: Dr. and Mrs. Maximillian Wasserberger (former owners, before 1972) and W. L. Coulter (architect, 1890s).
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.
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Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Lake Placid.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY315
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Rye -- Swamp Willow Hollow

Provenance:
Little Garden Club of Rye  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Swamp Willow Hollow (Rye, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Rye
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and features plan.
General:
Established in 1985, this one and a half acre manicured garden has an Asian influence inspired by the owners' extensive travels through the Far East. The driveway entrance to the property is framed on one side by a delicate Japanese maple in a small perennial bed; and on the other, by a stand of weeping evergreens in a bed with iris and lilies. A rock wall was constructed to create a bank with a shrub and flowering plant border along the back edge of the the property. Another rock wall creates a bank of foundation plantings, and comes to a finish in a sweeping stone staircase from the back of the house. A stepping stone path leads from the pool to a large two-story pool house. The land was reclaimed from a "muddy expanse" by directing the natural springs into a meandering stream that dissects the rear lawn. A stone bridge connects the lawn lawn areas. A formal rose garden exists through an arched gateway. The rose garden has a traditional design with brick walkways laid out geometrically and anchored by garden sculpture, seating, and a garden house.
Person(s) and organization(s) associated with the property include: Kevin Mangan of Rosedale Nurseries (landscape planner, 1990-present).
Related Materials:
Swamp Willow Hollow related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 35 mm. 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Rye  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Rose gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY863
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Westport -- Armknecht Garden

Garden designer:
Wilde, Patty  Search this
Gardener:
Murphy, John  Search this
Provenance:
Little Compton Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Armknecht Garden (Westport, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Bristol County -- Westport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and site plans.
General:
Started circa 1990 when the house was built the Armknecht Garden overlooks a 500-acre pond that feeds into the Atlantic Ocean. The 3.3 acre property is enclosed by low stone walls that are bordered by shrubs. Four large patches of wildflowers are sited inside the walls, while closer to the house there are flower beds, three stands of fruit trees with spring bulbs and flowers planted below, a formal parterre boxwood and rose garden, and a long border planted along another stone wall that is parallel to the driveway.
The garden features an assortment of trees including paper bark, Japanese and sugar maples, Japanese snowbell, Serbian spruce, silk tree, corkscrew hazel, hawthorn, hollies and oak in addition to the small apple orchards. Interest in the tree collection has led to several tours of the Armknecht Garden conducted by The Garden Conservancy, the New England Wildflower Society, the Little Compton Garden Club and the Rare Plant Society of the Garden Clubs of America.
Persons associated with the garden include: Patty Wilde (garden designer, 1990); John Murphy (gardener, 1995-2008)
Related Materials:
Armknecht Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Westport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA368
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Milton -- Spalding Garden

Former owner:
Spalding, Philip  Search this
Spalding, Katherine  Search this
Landscape architect:
Steele, Fletcher, 1946-1949  Search this
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Provenance:
Milton Garden Club  Search this
Owner:
Milton Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Spalding Garden (Milton, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Norfolk County -- Milton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
Landscape architect Fletcher Steele designed the gardens for this 12-acre property in Milton, Massachusetts which belonged to Philip and Katherine Spalding, beginning circa 1924. His abstract design included 9-foot high patterned brick walls (with built-in benches) and walkways that delineated garden rooms, and the lack of geometric scheme suggested secret gardens. The design was laid out with views across the bowling green to the Great Blue Hill. Distinct features included a bowling green planted with a double allee of English elms underplanted with broadleaf evergreen shrubs and perennial borders. An oval perennial garden on the other side of the Georgian Revival house was planted for continuous flowering in spring, summer and fall. There was a dogwood path, a bosquet planted with flowering trees and shrubs, a columbine walk, and framing rows of double boxwood. Landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman also worked on the Spalding Garden, circa 1927 to 1938.
Flowering plants in the perennial garden included iris, bleeding heart, peonies, pinks, and forget-me-nots for spring into early summer; phlox, yellow daylilies, meadow rue and lobelia for summer; and asters, chrysanthemums and anemones for fall.
Katherine Spalding was the third president of the Milton Garden Club. The Milton Garden Club acquired one-half acre of the property in 2004 in order to protect that part of Steele's design. Houses have been built on the rest of the property. The half-acre includes walls, walkways, boxwood borders, and a stone fountain, and is being restored, with Lucinda Brockway of Past Designs. The Milton Garden Club has historic photographs and will conduct tours by appointment.
Persons associated with the garden include Philip and Katherine Spalding (former owners, 1917-1950; Fletcher Steele (landscape architect, circa 1924-1928); Ellen Biddle Shipman (landscape architect, circa 1927-1938; Milton Garden Club (current owner, 2004-present).
Related Materials:
Spalding Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Milton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA356
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[The Chimneys]: walkway through a garden with a variety of flowering plants and trees. An arbor is located at the end of the walkway.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
The Chimneys (Manchester, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Essex County -- Manchester
Date:
[1930?]
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
Walkways, gravel  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Manchester  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA016034
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New Orleans -- Greenbough

Former owner:
Howard, Harry Mrs.  Search this
Sussdorff, Louis (Flores Howard) Mrs.  Search this
McAshan, Kenneth  Search this
McAshan, Allison Crutcher  Search this
Architect of house and garden:
Koch, Richard  Search this
Garden designer:
Hardie, Dorothy (Baby)  Search this
Architect:
Toups, Michael  Search this
Landscape architect:
Myers, Blayney Fox  Search this
Plants:
Taylor, Melinda  Search this
Planting and design:
Fisher, Christopher  Search this
Provenance:
New Orleans Town Gardeners, Inc.  Search this
Garden Study Club of New Orleans  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Greenbough (New Orleans, Louisiana)
United States of America -- Louisiana -- Orleans -- New Orleans
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of book excerpts and other material.
General:
Greenbough is an one and one half acre urban property in New Orleans with formal green and white gardens installed by the current owners, who kept and modified features from previous gardens designed for this property. The first owners of the 1932 classical red brick house, built by architect Richard Koch, followed his garden design and used the plants prescribed by society garden designer, Dorothy (Baby) Hardy. The dark green and white plantings included Japanese yew trees, azaleas, sweet olives, jasmine, camellias and boxwood, all typical of elegant southern style. The next owners had the garden redone by landscape architect Blayney Fox Myers, with child- and sports-friendly features and much more color in the flower beds. The trees and shrubs in front of the house were overgrown and choked by volunteers, which were removed. New hedges were planted for privacy, a boxwood border was replanted and the parterres were redefined. A rose bed was planted in front of the house. Hardscape improvements included repairing a slate walkway and adding the brick wall around the property. An allée of crape myrtle trees planted at that time has matured into a feature for this garden.
Since 1997 the current owners have returned to the original formal green and white palette, enlarging the back garden lawn and planting masses of white gardenias and azaleas, with seasonal white flowers planted in parterres or containers and white caladium inserted in borders. Although the L-shaped house has many views into the garden particular attention was given to the areas seen from the al fresco garden room including the hybrid tea rose garden at the front of the house where an extended walk improved access. A tall hedge of Japanese yew and hollies, azaleas and an undulating boxwood border can be viewed across the front lawn, and a Japanese magnolia adds another touch of color. Outside the kitchen formal parterres are planted with herbs and three arches on the garage are draped with Confederate jasmine. There is a flagstone terrace behind the house with steps leading to four formal parterres planted with seasonal white flowers, each containing a statue representing one of the four seasons. The crape myrtle allée stands tall over a gravel walkway next to a large swath of jasmine ground cover. Additional classical statuary, olive jars and Victorian urns from the original garden are featured, along with boxwood clipped into balls and pyramids.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mrs. Harry Howard and Mrs. Louis (Flores Howard) Sussdorff (former owners, 1932-1987); Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Allison Crutcher)McAshan (former owners, 1989-1997); Richard Koch (architect of house and garden, 1932); Dorothy (Baby) Hardie (garden designer, 1938); Michael Toups (architect, 1990); Blayney Fox Myers (landscape architect, 1990); Melinda Taylor (plants, 1990); Christopher Fischer (planting and design, 1998).
Related Materials:
Greenbough related holdings consist of 2 folder (2 photographic prints; 85 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Louisiana -- New Orleans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File LA103
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Hobe Sound -- Gretchen W. and James L. Johnson Jupiter Island Estate

Landscape architect:
Jungles, Raymond  Search this
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Provenance:
Jupiter Island Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Gretchen W. and James L. Johnson Jupiter Island Estate (Hobe Sound, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Martin -- Hobe Sound
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, personal narratives, and photocopies of landscape architect's plans.
General:
The Jupiter Island Estate comprises 14.68 acres, incorporating four property lots and four houses integrated by a designed landscape made to look as though it occurred naturally. This property was put together in 2002 and the gardens have evolved, with trees sometimes brought down by storms and once by an explosion on the property. Although each building has distinct features such as trellised vines for shade on the studio building and a small vegetable and herb garden outside the guest cottage, the gardens are unified by fountains or other water features and the use of indigenous plants and coquina rockwork, with shades of red for most of the flowering plants. The predominate shape for planned garden areas suggests islands, with opened vistas the only obvious straight lines. The decomposing shapes of dead trees are prized and left in place to provide habitat for wildlife. Other casts off plant materials such as husks from palm trees are laid down on paths. The busy Intracoastal Waterway runs along one side of the property so a retaining wall was built for privacy and as protection against storms. Since the coastline of this property is rocky a private beach or sand pit was installed and there is an swimming pool with a modern beach house.
The plant selection for the tropical location includes bromeliads and bougainvillea in shades of red, blue agave, pink caladiums, jasmine, ficus and a stand of live oaks near the main residence. The plantings outside the yellow house include yellow roses, canna lilies and yellow orchids in a banyan tree with touches of periwinkle blue in the plantings and blue shutters on the building. Other plants that recur throughout the property include native cactus, wild coffee plant, peanut grass, sea grape and native berries, iron wood trees and stumps and many palm varieties. There are mature banyan trees, pigeon plum, ficus and a gnarly pigeon palm. Poinsettias that were holiday gifts are planted in the ground each year. There is a border of citrus trees for fruit, and dramatic large leaf philodendron, palms and stands of bamboo for privacy around another residence building. Confederate and night blooming jasmine, gardenia and ginger add fragrance outside windows and doors.
Persons associated with the garden include Raymond Jungles, FASLA (landscape architect, beginning in 2002); Innocenti & Webel (landscape architects).
Related Materials:
Gretchen W. and James L. Johnson Jupiter Island Estate related holdings consist of 2 folders (16 digital images; 3 photographic prints)
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:
Gardens -- Florida -- Hobe Sound  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL254
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