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Teapot

Designer:
Paul Schreckengost, American, 1908 - 1983  Search this
Manufacturer:
Gem Clay Forming Company, ca. 1900-ca. 1980  Search this
Medium:
Molded and glazed earthenware trimmed in platinum
Type:
ceramics
Decorative Arts
Teapot
Manufactured in:
Sebring, Ohio, USA
Date:
1938
Credit Line:
Gift of George R. Kravis II
Accession Number:
7065.64.2015
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Figure

Medium:
terra-cotta
Type:
ceramics
Decorative Arts
Figure
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles W. Gould
Accession Number:
1915-11-44
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Plaque

Maker:
Thomas Bentley, English, 1730 – 1780  Search this
Josiah Wedgwood, English, 1730 – 1795  Search this
Medium:
Molded stoneware (Jasparware), wood, gilt bronze, glass
Type:
ceramics
Decorative Arts
Plaque
Made in:
England
Date:
ca. 1777
Credit Line:
Gift of Anonymous Donor
Accession Number:
1952-166-31-a,b
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Haas Bros: Accretion ceramics process

Type:
Exhibitions
Video
Object Name:
Video
Accession Number:
s-e-2291
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Mace head stand

Medium:
Serpentine
Type:
ceramics
Decorative Arts
Mace head stand
Made in:
Costa Rica
Date:
12th–16th century
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of E.F. Caldwell & Co.
Accession Number:
1959-167-2-b
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[Trade catalogs from Highbee's]

Company Name:
Highbee's  Search this
Notes content:
clothing ; accessories ; glassware ; ceramics ; decor ; furnishings
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Color images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Clothing (including hats; shoes; accessories; etc)  Search this
Department store; dry goods and mail order catalogs  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Topic:
Beverage industry  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Commercial catalogs  Search this
Department stores  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Dry-goods  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
Hats  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Shoes  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_42655
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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[Froggy Bottom]: woodland garden with ceramic container of water to right.

Photographer:
Frink, Noreen R.  Search this
Provenance:
Seattle Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Froggy Bottom (Bainbridge Island, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- Kitsap County -- Bainbridge Island
Date:
2005 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 -- Washington (State) -- Bainbridge Island  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Trees  Search this
Spring  Search this
Containers  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item WA036004
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington / WA036: Bainbridge Island -- Froggy Bottom
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Pampas Point: Sculpture "Untitled".

Photographer:
Davis, Mary  Search this
Sculptor:
Nelson, Erick  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Washington -- Gig Harbor
United States of America -- Washington -- Pierce County -- Gig Harbor
Date:
1994 May
General:
The grounds are designed in patterns of groundcover to house a collection of over 50 Japanese maples and pieces of outdoor sculpture.
Sculpture "Untitled" by Erick Nelson. (Ceramic)
Acer palmatum; Ajuga reptans "Burgandy"; Iris, Colt's foot green.
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:
Sculpture  Search this
Sculpture gardens  Search this
Maple  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Irises (Plants)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item WA023004
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington / WA023: Gig Harbor -- Pampas Point Garden
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Pampas Point: Sculpture "Untitled" (cowboy hat).

Photographer:
Davis, Mary  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Washington -- Gig Harbor
United States of America -- Washington -- Pierce County -- Gig Harbor
Date:
1994 May.
General:
The grounds are designed in patterns of groundcover to house a collection of over 50 Japanese maples and pieces of outdoor sculpture.
Ground cover; Sagina subulata, scotch moss; Acer palmatum, red lace maple.
Sculpture "Untitled" Cowboy hat, ceramic.
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:
Sculpture  Search this
Sculpture gardens  Search this
Maple  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Rhododendrons  Search this
Mosses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item WA023006
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington / WA023: Gig Harbor -- Pampas Point Garden
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Pampas Point: Sculpture "The Sleeper".

Photographer:
Davis, Mary  Search this
Sculptor:
McFaddon, Katy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Washington -- Gig Harbor
United States of America -- Washington -- Pierce County -- Gig Harbor
Date:
1993 Sept.
General:
The grounds are designed in patterns of groundcover to house a collection of over 50 Japanese maples and pieces of outdoor sculpture.
Sculpture "The Sleeper" by Katy McFaddon. (Ceramic)
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:
Sculpture gardens  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item WA023020
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[Miscellaneous Sites in Japan]: an interior at an unidentified location, possibly the Tenryu-ji Monastery in Kyoto, showing ceramics and pottery.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (col., 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Tenryu-ji Monastery (Kyoto, Japan)
Japan -- Kyoto
Japan -- Kyoto prefecture -- Kyoto
Date:
1935 May.
General:
Historic plate number: "39."
The published description of the Garden Club of America tour comments on the many treasures in "painting, embroideries, porcelain and lacquer" seen at the Tenryu-ji Monastery in Kyoto on May 24, 1935.
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:
Interior views  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item JA006027
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / Japan / JA006: Kyoto -- Miscellaneous Sites in Japan
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[Miscellaneous Flower Arrangements]: white flowers in a ceramic pot by the window.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 in. x 4in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Miscellaneous Flower Arrangements (Summit, New Jersey)
United States -- New Jersey -- Union -- Summit
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
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 Jersey -- Summit  Search this
Flower arrangement  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Windows  Search this
Doorways  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item GCA039003
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Unidentified Garden Images / United States / New Jersey / GCA039: Summit -- Miscellaneous Flower Arrangements
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Archives of American Gardens
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[Crenshaw Farm]: two ornamental ceramic jars in front of parking area.

Photographer:
Vessels, Brenda Oliver  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col., JPEG.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Crenshaw Farm (Beaumont, Texas).
United States of America -- Texas -- Jefferson -- Beaumont
Date:
2014 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 -- Texas -- Beaumont  Search this
Jars -- ornamental  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Patios  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX196008
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas / TX196: Beaumont -- Crenshaw Farm
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McKean -- Raku Place

Artist:
Kemenyffy, Susan Hale.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Kemenyffy, Susan Hale.  Search this
Sculptor:
Kemenyffy, Steven, 1943-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Raku Place (McKean, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- McKean -- Erie
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a copy of a book of Susan Hale Kemenyffy's drawings dedicated to Carrie T. Watson Garden Club member Lynn Perry Alstadt, and a copy of "Drawing: The Purpose," edited by Leo Duff and Phil Sawdon. The latter includes a chapter by Susan Hale Kemenyffy titled, "Landscape - Drawing - Drawiing - Landscape' (2008).
General:
The 47 acre property in western Pennsylvania had been logged, stripped of topsoil and used as a dump for garbage and burned out cars when the land and 1950's house were obtained in 1974 by two artists. Mature trees, weeds and enormous mud puddles comprised the landscape. The site has been developed with 18 named gardens, channeled water courses with a string of pools and two ponds to ameliorate the property's tendency to flood every spring, numerous hand-built bridges, and intersecting paths totaling about one mile of walkways. Outbuildings include a chicken house, a Hungarian Tea House cantilevered on a cliff in a conifer forest that overlooks one of the pools, and two artists' studios. Garden structures and outdoor furniture are painted in blues and greens that contrast with and stand out from the lushly planted grounds while sculptures created by the owners have been nestled into the landscape. Hundreds of rocks, slabs and boulders have been dug up and re-positioned to form or edge paths and ponds. Positions have been found for objects including discarded aluminum playground horses that rear up among the trees. Ceramic tiles and sculptures made by the artists contribute to the unique landscape.
An early entrance garden included climbing hydrangea, bergenia lining the walkway, pachysandra and ferns to obscure the front of the house. Later a wider walkway was dug and laid with slabs of Pennsylvania bluestone over gravel, decking and brick walls were built, and 100 feet of climbing hydrangea have been trained around the house and deck. The owners describe their highly personal gardens as naturalized Arts and Crafts designed to suit the topography. They have given fanciful names to their gardens, such as giraffe's place, polka dot garden, alpine forest, great meadow, sky garden, primrose-less path, and Steven's mountain with an elevated metal sculpture "Sirius Dog House" to mark the juncture of earth and sky and the conclusion of the garden.
Raku Place has been shared with many groups for events and has participated in Garden Conservancy Open Days.
Persons associated with the garden include Donald and Sharon Williams (former owners, 1966-1974); Steven Kemenyffy (sculptor, 1974- ); Susan Kemenyffy (artist and landscape designer, 1974- ).
Related Materials:
Raku Place related holdings consist of 1 folder (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:
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 -- McKean  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA825
See more items in:
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
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Erie -- Wolf Bend Garden

Former owner:
Yahn, Elizabeth J.  Search this
Yahn, Walter S.  Search this
Architect:
Patterson, Chester A.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Maloney, Brett  Search this
Provenance:
Carrie T. Watson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Erie -- Erie
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 20 digital images. The folder includes worksheets, historical and biographical information, and images.
General:
A canopy of mature trees, tall hedges and foundation plantings around the 1940's traditional style house were the backbones for the colorful and textural gardens the current owners have created over twenty years. Spring flowering trees and shrubs including dogwood, crabapple, redbud, ornamental cherries, azaleas and rhododendron were planted throughout the six acre property to celebrate the end of the long, gray winters in western Pennsylvania. Additional gardens were designed beginning in 1998 after the house was enlarged, including a brick patio with a fountain in front of the wide but narrow house that defines the entrance. Tall hedges are kept trimmed and define garden rooms close to the house while newer asymmetrical beds have been added further afield. These beds were planted with daffodils, ornamental grasses and shrubs that deer avoid; since the property is not fenced deer deterrents include a row of colorful ceramic balls to block their path as well as combinations of plants deer do not eat, such as alliums, with the hosta collection. Hanging planters, tuteurs and sculpture that add height and visual interest include three metal spheres that are moved around the garden rooms to highlight blooming. A hedge of crabapple and arborvitae along the road was planted for privacy.
In addition to 45 varieties of hosta and ten varieties of ornamental grasses the twelve garden rooms contain numerous perennials in beds, borders and containers, and collections of sedum, ground cover plants, and hydrangea. The chosen plants have to be hardy enough to survive without special care, and increasing shade from all the trees that were planted dictates more part-sun or shade perennials in the garden beds. Wrought iron furniture from the 1940's was painted purple while vintage cast iron urns were painted white and planted with red annuals. A bed of rocks and a row of ball-shaped boxwood were features inspired by visits to gardens in Japan.
Persons associated with the garden include Walter S. and Elizabeth J. Yahn (former owners, 1940-1980); Chester A. Patterson (architect, 1940); Michael Grab (architect, 1997); Brett Maloney (landscape designer, 1997- ); .
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 -- Erie  Search this
Wolf Bend Garden (Erie, Pennsylvania)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA835
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Pittsburgh -- Cherrytree House

Architect:
Drake, Sarah  Search this
Button, Lamont Hartung  Search this
Landscape architect:
LeGall, Jöel C.  Search this
Metal work:
Weaver, Rob  Search this
Former owner:
Button, Lamont Hartung  Search this
Button, Blanche  Search this
Wiggins, Albert  Search this
Criss, Nicholas  Search this
Criss, Louise  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cherrytree House (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, copy of a Lamont Button Christmas card, and other photocopies.
General:
Architect Lamont H. Button built this house for his family in the late 1920s, on a 60 by 175 foot lot that had belonged to a farm with a cherry orchard on the edge of town. Re-using discarded Belgian blocks from a street project in Pittsburgh he built a tall house with European arts and crafts features such as the deeply inset arched front door with a ceramic tile attributed to Pewabic Pottery set in a millstone as the stoop. The house is adjacent to Frick Park and landscaping of the sloped site blurs the transition between its grounds and the park. The garden in front of the house is densely planted with Japanese maples, a weeping weigela, magnolia, holly, lace-cap hydrangea and Japanese snowbell. There are stone paths and a stone bridge across a dry river rock stream that leads to a stone bench set among white azaleas. Under plantings in the front yard include pachysandra, Lenten rose, geranium, epimedium, strawberry, spring bulbs, Japanese anemones, and daisies. The doorway is wreathed by ivy and a climbing rose arches over a bay window.
There is a narrow walkway to the rear garden between the house and a grape arbor. The bluestone patio is shady and has a wall fountain with a rill cut into the patio and down the steps to the park. Plants include hosta, fern, cyclamen, lilies, astilbe, and white climbing hydrangeas, with pots on the steps and a window box filled with colorful annuals. Wisteria and fall clematis grow on an iron trellis. Steps lead down to a lower green garden paved with river gravel with a bench between two green Asian rice pots. There is an ancient oak tree thought to be at least 125 years old anchoring this garden with an understory of Solomon's seal, jack in the pulpit, and ferns. Wind chimes in the trees and a hammock for reading are in another secret garden further down the hill.
Persons associated with the garden include: Lamont Hartung and Blanche Button (former owners, 1927); Albert and Wiggins (former owners, dates unknown); Nicholas and Louise Criss (former owners, 1958-1995); Lamont Hartung Button, AIA (architect, 1920s?); Sarah Drake, AIA (architect, 1995); Joel C. LeGall, ASLA (landscape architect); Rob Weaver (metal work)
Related Materials:
Cherrytree House related holdings consist of 1 folder (22 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 -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA753
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
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[Wolf Bend Garden]: ceramic balls block the path to deter deer. The boxwood balls in the distant bed were inspired by a Japanese garden.

Photographer:
Taft, Laurel  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col., JPEG file.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- Sewickley
Date:
2016 June.
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 -- Erie  Search this
Wolf Bend Garden (Erie, Pennsylvania)  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Dogwoods  Search this
Ferns  Search this
Ground cover 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 PA835019
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA835: Erie -- Wolf Bend Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17373

Philadelphia -- Standen

Former owner:
Pollack, James  Search this
Pearson, Eric  Search this
Cooperman, Esther  Search this
Architect:
Brockie & Hastings  Search this
Duhring, H. Louis  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Club of Philadelphia  Search this
The Garden Club of Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Standen (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
32 digital images and 1 file folder.
General:
Standen is a urban garden with a Tudor style house that has been modified by the current owners, with gardens developed over more than 40 years. Standen incorporates a series of garden rooms for rest and reflection, a woodland walk, and sculpture. The owners first removed overgrown native rhododendrons and yews, added brick terraces, one sunken and walled to accommodate the slope. The existing brick walk to the front door was pulled up and relaid by the owner to curve around the shrubbery. The garden rooms were designed with focal points, such as a fish pond with a heron fountain, a family heirloom. Flagstone walkways lead to paths into woodlands gardens that were created by bisecting shady borders on two sides of the property. Teak furniture on flagstone platforms blends into a woodlands garden room, wrought iron furniture suits the patios and there is a child-sized set of furniture outside a trellis-trimmed playhouse for grandchildren. A tool shed is tucked into a corner, and large blue ceramic urns and animal and human statues are placed as focal points.
James Pollack (former owner, 1911-1923); Eric Pearson (former owner, 1923- ); Esther Cooperman (former owner, ( -1971); Brockie & Hastings (architects, 1910-1911); H. Louis Duhring (1874-1953) (architect, 1923)
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 -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA840
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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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James Graham & Sons records

Creator:
James Graham & Sons  Search this
Names:
Coe Kerr Gallery  Search this
Duveen-Graham (Gallery)  Search this
Graham Gallery  Search this
Graham Modern (Gallery)  Search this
Cicero, Carmen, 1926-  Search this
Coheleach, Guy  Search this
Crile, Susan, 1942-  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-1978  Search this
Duveen, Albert  Search this
Fogel, Seymour, 1911-1984  Search this
Fried, Nancy  Search this
Graham, Robert Claverhouse, 1913-1994  Search this
Kriesberg, Irving, 1919-  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Perrine, Van Dearing, 1869-1955  Search this
Santlofer, Jonathan, 1946-  Search this
Schley, Reeve, 1936-  Search this
Stevens, Peter  Search this
Thorne, Joan, 1943-  Search this
Trieff, Selina, 1934-  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009  Search this
Wyeth, Jamie, 1946-  Search this
Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers), 1882-1945  Search this
Extent:
103.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Visitors' books
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1821
1815
circa 1896-2011
Summary:
The records of the New York City gallery James Graham & Sons measure 103.2 linear feet and date from 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011 (bulk 1950s-1980s). The collection generally documents the gallery's contemporary art department during the time in which Robert Claverhouse Graham, Sr. worked at the gallery (1940-1979); records prior to 1954 are sparse and scattered. Gallery records include artist files; correspondence; exhibition files; financial records; inventory records; printed materials; sales, loans, and consignment records; scrapbooks; and photographic materials. Also found are records from Coe Kerr Gallery regarding exhibitions.. There is a 8.0 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2018 that includes artists' files regarding exhibitions and photographs of works of art.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of the New York City gallery James Graham & Sons measure 103.2 linear feet and date from 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011 (bulk 1950s-1980s). The collection generally documents the gallery's contemporary art department during the time in which Robert Claverhouse Graham, Sr. worked at the gallery (1940-1979); records prior to 1954 are sparse and scattered. Gallery records include artist files; correspondence; exhibition files; financial records; inventory records; printed materials; sales, loans, and consignment records; scrapbooks; and photographic materials. Also found are records from Coe Kerr Gallery regarding exhibitions of artwork by Jamie Wyeth, and to a lesser extent, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth.

Over the years, the gallery changed names and established contemporary art departments. In addition to records of James Graham & Sons, the collection holds the records of Duveen-Graham Modern Art (in partnership with Albert Duveen), Graham Gallery, Graham Modern, JG|Contemporary, and, to a lesser extent, The Clapp and Graham Co.

Alphabetical files are a mix of business correspondence and business records. The bulk of the series contains correspondence with galleries, museums, other institutions, and, to a lesser extent, clients regarding sales, consignments, and loans of artwork. Also found are materials relevant to the daily operations of the gallery, including correspondence, subject files, and scattered financial, business and legal records.

Exhibition files provide scattered documentation of the gallery's exhibitions through catalogs, clippings, correspondence, guest books, notes, photographs, press materials, price lists, and sales receipts and other financial records.

Artists' Files document the numerous artists who have been represented by the gallery, especially modern American artists. Folders for each artist can contain a variety of materials, including correspondence with the artist or with institutions regarding consignments, loans, sales and exhibitions; photographic materials primarily of artwork; sales invoices; exhibition catalogs, postcards, and other printed materials; press releases; magazine and newspaper clippings; price lists; artist binders; and research materials on artists and artwork. Also found are some subject files, per original arrangement. There is extensive material related to artists Carmen Cicero, Susan Crile, Elaine De Kooning's portrait of President John F. Kennedy, Edwin Dickinson, muralist Seymour Fogel, Nancy Fried, Irving Kriesberg, Gari Melchers, Jonathan Santlofer, Reeve Schley, Peter Stevens, Joan Thorne, and Selina Trieff.

Artwork files document sales, consignments, and loans of artwork primarily from the mid-1980s to 2000s. Materials include agreements and contracts; condition reports; correspondence; invoices and receipts; photographs of artwork; shipping records; and photocopied printed material and other documentation. This series requires written permission from the donor in order to access.

Sales records from 1959-1984 (missing 1974) are found in the Financial Records series. Also found are check stub books from the mid-late 1950s; price lists; records for the Four Seasons Charter Corp.; and scattered banking, consignment, tax, and other financial records. Inventory cards from mid-1950s-1970s and inventory lists, often with notations and prices, are found in the series Inventory Records.

Coe Kerr Gallery Records regarding the Wyeths document Jamie Wyeth's exhibitions primarily from the mid-1970s-early 1980s. Also found is limited material regarding Andrew Wyeth and N.C. Wyeth. Materials include correspondence, photographs, exhibition printed materials, and extensive newspaper clippings.

There are exhibition catalogs, books, announcements, magazines, clippings, postcards, posters and other printed materials related to artists, John Graham & Sons exhibitions, and exhibitions by Graham artists held at other galleries and museums. Also found is an 1815 fifty cent note which was redeemed in 1821.

Seven scrapbooks document discrete aspects of the business, including the gallery's advertising, participation in an art fair, and the careers of artists Guy Coheleach and Van Dearing Perrine. Materials housed in the scrapbooks include clippings, catalogs, photographs, and other printed materials.

Photographic Materials include mostly black and white photographs, negatives, slides and transparencies of artwork; scattered photographs of installations, artists, and the gallery; and a handful of personal snapshots. The bulk of the photographs are undated, but were likely printed between 1950s-1990s.

There is a 8.0 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2018 that includes artists' files regarding exhibitions and photographs of works of art.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series:

Series 1: Alphabetical Files, circa 1896, 1902-1999, bulk 1955-1986 (Boxes 1-15; 15 linear feet)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1912, 1947-2004 (Boxes 16-24; 8 linear feet)

Series 3: Artists' Files, circa 1907-2006, bulk 1955-1999 (Boxes 24-62, 95-96; 39.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Artwork Files, circa early 1900s-2011, bulk mid-1980s-2009 (Boxes 63-71, 94, 101; 9.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Financial Records, circa 1937-1993 (Boxes 72-76, 96; 4.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Inventory Records, circa 1954-1993 (Boxes 76-78, 96; 2.1 linear feet)

Series 7: Coe Kerr Gallery Records Regarding Wyeths, 1964-1988 (Boxes 78-80, 97; 2.7 linear feet)

Series 8: Printed Materials, 1815, 1821, 1949-2006 (Boxes 81-82, 97; 2.1 linear feet)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1897-1990s (Boxes 82, 98-100; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographic Materials, 1929-1990s (Boxes 83-93, 96, 100-101; 11.5 linear feet)

Series 11: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1940-1980 (Boxes 102-109; 8 linear feet)
Historical Note:
The James Graham & Sons gallery has been owned and managed by the Graham family in New York City since 1857. Throughout its history, the gallery has specialized in decorative arts, antiques, and 19th-early 20th century and contemporary American art.

In 1857, Samuel Graham founded a gallery at 66 Third Street and specialized in furniture. Graham was joined by his son James in the 1880s and expanded the business to include antiques and decorative arts. James A. Graham, the third generation Graham, joined the gallery in the early 20th century. James Graham and antiques dealer Marshall Clapp created Clapp & Graham in 1914, a partnership which was dissolved around 1940.

James R. Graham, the fourth generation Graham, joined the gallery in 1937, followed by his brother Robert Claverhouse Graham, Sr. in 1940. The gallery was then named James Graham & Sons and was located at 514 Madison Avenue. At this time, the gallery specialized in bronzes, ceramics, silver, sculptures, and 19th-early 20th century American art. Robert C. Graham, Sr. introduced modern American art, especially The Eight, into the gallery's inventory.

In 1955, the gallery moved to 1014 Madison Avenue, where it remained until the late 2000s. That same year, Graham opened its first contemporary department with Albert Duveen. Duveen-Graham Modern Art gallery was based on the third floor of the Madison Avenue building and dealt solely in contemporary art until its closing in 1958. Robert C. Graham, Jr. (Robin) joined the gallery in 1963, becoming the fifth generation Graham to run the family business. The gallery is currently located at 32 East 67th Street.

Betsy Fahlman's "James Graham & Sons: A Century and a Half in the Art Business" (2007) was a valuable resource in constructing this Historical Note.
Related Material:
Among the other resources relating to James Graham & Sons in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Robert Claverhouse Graham, November 19, 1976, and the David Herbert papers, 1950-1995.
Provenance:
The James Graham & Sons records were donated in 2007, 2008, and 2012 by Priscilla Caldwell and Jay Grimm of James Graham & Sons and in 2018 by Cameron Shay of James Graham & Sons.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Artwork Files (Boxes 63-71, 94) and some photographic materials (Box 93 and 101) require written permission to access.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Painting -- United States  Search this
Sculpture -- United States  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Visitors' books
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
James Graham & Sons records, 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011, bulk 1950s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.jamegras
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Online Media:

Ceramics Exhibitions

Collection Creator:
James Graham & Sons  Search this
Container:
Box 75, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1985-1993
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Artwork Files (Boxes 63-71, 94) and some photographic materials (Box 93 and 101) require written permission to access.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
James Graham & Sons records, 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011, bulk 1950s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
James Graham & Sons records
James Graham & Sons records / Series 5: Financial Records / Price Lists
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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