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The Garden Club of America collection

Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Names:
New York Flower Show  Search this
Extent:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Lantern slides
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Slides (photographs)
Date:
circa 1920-present
Summary:
This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland.

A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Garden Club of America was established in 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when the Garden Club of Philadelphia and eleven other garden clubs met to create a national garden club. Its purpose is to foster the knowledge and love of gardening and to restore and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and gardening and conservation efforts. The GCA was incorporated in Delaware in 1923, with its headquarters established in New York City. Today, local clubs are organized under twelve regional zones. The GCA continues its tradition of hosting flower shows and publishing material related to gardening in the United States.

The GCA's glass lantern slides were used by The GCA for presentations and lectures about notable gardens throughout the United States dating back to colonial times. An effort was made in the late 1980s, in preparation of the 75th anniversary of the Garden Club of America's founding, to collect the disbursed slides. These slides were to eventually form the Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens. The informational value of this collection is extensive since a number of images of the more than 4,500 gardens represented show garden designs that have changed over time or no longer exist. While the majority of images document a range of designed upper and upper-middle class gardens throughout the U.S., the scope of the collection is expanding as volunteers photograph and document contemporary gardens including community and vernacular gardens.

The gardens illustrate the design work of dozens of landscape architects including Marian Coffin, Beatrix Farrand, Lawrence Halprin, Hare & Hare, Umberto Innocenti, Gertrude Jekyll, Jens Jensen, Warren Manning, the Olmsted Brothers, Charles Platt, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and Fletcher Steele. Because of their proximity to the gardens, works of notable architects and sculptors may also be featured in the images.
Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- France  Search this
Gardens -- Italy  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Gardens -- Mexico  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Gardening -- United States -- societies, etc  Search this
Gardens -- England  Search this
Landscape architecture  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Spain  Search this
Gardens -- Scotland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Lantern slides
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb617385372-1028-4cb7-b07d-04fea2e51c47
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-gca
Online Media:

Chionanthus virginicus 'CV1049' SERENITY

Life Form:
Deciduous tree
Average Height:
10-15'
Foliage Characteristics:
Simple, green leaves with purple ribs
Structure:
Round
Range:
Cultivated
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Living Collections  Search this
Common Name:
Fringetree cultivar
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Asteranae
Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Oleaceae
Genus:
Chionanthus
Species:
virginicus
Accession Number:
2019-0275A
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display:
Anacostia Community Museum
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax726a7d8de-43c9-4abd-8de0-b2c7848e53b2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2019-0275A
Online Media:

Chionanthus virginicus 'CV1049' SERENITY

Life Form:
Deciduous tree
Average Height:
10-15'
Foliage Characteristics:
Simple, green leaves with purple ribs
Structure:
Round
Range:
Cultivated
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Living Collections  Search this
Common Name:
Fringetree cultivar
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Asteranae
Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Oleaceae
Genus:
Chionanthus
Species:
virginicus
Accession Number:
2019-0281A
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display:
Anacostia Community Museum
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax7e3a40633-9150-4d78-b50b-bcfe19e86b19
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2019-0281A

Chionanthus virginicus 'CV1049' SERENITY

Life Form:
Deciduous tree
Average Height:
10-15'
Foliage Characteristics:
Yellow
Structure:
Round
Range:
Cultivated
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Living Collections  Search this
Common Name:
Fringetree cultivar
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Asteranae
Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Oleaceae
Genus:
Chionanthus
Species:
virginicus
Accession Number:
2019-0321A
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display:
Anacostia Community Museum
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax707fcdbc6-1fb7-428d-ae9d-fa3eee7a2cb6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2019-0321A

The Asante kingdom : the golden ages of Ghana / Suzanne Preston Blier

Author:
Blier, Suzanne Preston  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ashanti (Kingdom)
Date:
1998
Topic:
Asante court art  Search this
Asante royal palaces  Search this
Asante stools  Search this
Asante queen mothers  Search this
Asante gold pectorals  Search this
Goldweights, Ashanti  Search this
Kuduo  Search this
Art, Ashanti  Search this
Akua'mma  Search this
Mma  Search this
Call number:
N7391.65 .B55 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_598708

bit

Physical Description:
iron, wrought (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 in x 7 in x 3 in; 22.86 cm x 17.78 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
Bit
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Carlisle
Date made:
1882
Subject:
Horses  Search this
Horseback Riding  Search this
metalworking  Search this
Indians  Search this
New Mexico  Search this
Native Americans  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Captain R. H. Pratt
ID Number:
CL.072579
Accession number:
15995
Catalog number:
72579
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-671c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1057661

Iron Spur Collected by Father Noël Dumarest

Physical Description:
iron, wrought (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 22.8 cm x 11.6 cm x 9.1 cm; 8 31/32 in x 4 9/16 in x 3 19/32 in
Object Name:
Spur
Place made:
Spain
Place used:
United States: New Mexico
Date made:
19th century
Subject:
Horseback Riding  Search this
Indians  Search this
Spanish  Search this
Native Americans  Search this
ID Number:
CL.219146A
Accession number:
40071
Catalog number:
219146A
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition:
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-6eae-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1057901
Online Media:

San Ramon Nonatus

Physical Description:
wood, cedar (overall material)
gesso (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 3/4 in x 7 3/8 in x 3/8 in; 27.305 cm x 18.7325 cm x .9525 cm
Object Name:
Panel, Religious
Place made:
United States: New Mexico
Date made:
1826-1855
Subject:
Saints  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Church  Search this
New Mexico  Search this
Indians  Search this
Roman Catholicism  Search this
Spanish  Search this
Native Americans  Search this
ID Number:
CL.219162
Accession number:
40071
Catalog number:
219162
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Home and Community Life: Religion
Religion
Art
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-b09b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1057902

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
gesso (overall material)
tempera (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 49.9 cm x 27.6 cm x 1.7 cm; 19 21/32 in x 10 7/8 in x 21/32 in
Object Name:
Panel, Religious
Place made:
United States: New Mexico
Date made:
1815-1835
Subject:
Saints  Search this
Virgin of Guadalupe  Search this
New Mexico  Search this
Indians  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Roman Catholicism  Search this
Spanish  Search this
Native Americans  Search this
Related event:
Guadalupan Apparition  Search this
ID Number:
CL.219167
Accession number:
40071
Catalog number:
219167
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Home and Community Life: Religion
Religion
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-b09e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1057906

bell

Physical Description:
metal, copper (overall material)
metal, iron (overall material)
metal, alloy (overall material)
roman catholicism (overall single or multi-hued)
spanish colonial (overall style)
hand-wrought (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 19 3/4 in x 15 in; 50.165 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
Bell
Place made:
United States: New Mexico, Pecos
Date made:
1800
Associated dates:
1966 10 27 / 1966 10 27
Subject:
Missions  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Roman Catholicism  Search this
New Mexico  Search this
Indians  Search this
metalworking  Search this
Church  Search this
Spanish  Search this
Native Americans  Search this
ID Number:
CL.294110.01
Accession number:
294110
Catalog number:
294110.01
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Home and Community Life: Religion
Religion
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-c90f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1131691

robe, outer

Physical Description:
fiber, cotton (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 135.2 cm x 137 cm; 53 1/4 in x 53 15/16 in
Object Name:
Robe, Outer
Date made:
ca 1880 - 1900
Subject:
Monasticism  Search this
Roman Catholicism  Search this
ID Number:
CL.314563.20
Accession number:
314563
Catalog number:
314563.20
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Religion
Religion
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-0e36-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1174377

scapular

Physical Description:
fiber, linen (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 105 cm x 40.5 cm; 41 5/16 in x 15 15/16 in
Object Name:
Scapular
Date made:
ca 1880 - 1900
Subject:
Monasticism  Search this
Roman Catholicism  Search this
ID Number:
CL.314563.21
Accession number:
314563
Catalog number:
314563.21
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Religion
Religion
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-0e37-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1174378

robe, inner

Physical Description:
linen (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 106.5 cm x 180 cm; 41 15/16 in x 70 7/8 in
Object Name:
Robe, Inner
Date made:
ca 1880 - 1900
Subject:
Monasticism  Search this
Roman Catholicism  Search this
ID Number:
CL.314563.19
Accession number:
314563
Catalog number:
314563.19
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Religion
Religion
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-99f4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1174379

chasuble

Measurements:
overall: 43 in x 27 in; 109.22 cm x 68.58 cm
Object Name:
Chasuble
Date made:
c. 1915
Subject:
Migration  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Roman Catholicism  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Rev. Aloysius J. Hribsek
ID Number:
CL.305624.01
Accession number:
305624
Catalog number:
305624.01
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Home and Community Life: Religion
Religion
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-0f5a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1174452

Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

Physical Description:
paint, oil (overall material)
metal, copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 59.8 cm x 44.5 cm; 23 9/16 in x 17 1/2 in
Object Name:
Painting
Place made:
France
Date made:
1880
Subject:
Monasticism  Search this
Jesus Christ  Search this
Roman Catholicism  Search this
ID Number:
CL.314563.23
Accession number:
314563
Catalog number:
314563.23
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Home and Community Life: Religion
Religion
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-23f3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1175216

Our Lady of Lourdes

Physical Description:
metal, copper (overall material)
paint, oil (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 59.8 cm x 44.5 cm; 23 9/16 in x 17 1/2 in
Object Name:
Painting
Place made:
France
Date made:
1880
Subject:
Monasticism  Search this
Saints  Search this
Roman Catholicism  Search this
ID Number:
CL.314563.22
Accession number:
314563
Catalog number:
314563.22
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Religion
Religion
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-23f4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1175217

bed

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal, brass (overall material)
metal, iron (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 38 cm x 183 cm x 84 cm; 14 15/16 in x 72 1/16 in x 33 1/16 in
Object Name:
Bed
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Newark
Date made:
1880 - 1885
Subject:
Monasticism  Search this
Roman Catholicism  Search this
ID Number:
CL.314563.03
Accession number:
314563
Catalog number:
314563.03
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Religion
Religion
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-5f49-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190335

Refectory Table

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
ceramic, porcelain (overall material)
metal, iron (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 73 cm x 370.5 cm x 61 cm; 28 3/4 in x 145 7/8 in x 24 in
Object Name:
Table
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Newark
Date made:
1880 - 1885
Subject:
Monasticism  Search this
Roman Catholicism  Search this
ID Number:
CL.314563.04
Accession number:
314563
Catalog number:
314563.04
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Religion
Religion
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-46c4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1190336

basket tray

Physical Description:
leat, palmetto (overall material)
grass, swamp (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 cm x 45 cm x 30.5 cm; 2 3/4 in x 17 23/32 in x 12 in
Object Name:
Basket Tray
Date made:
1968
Subject:
Blacks  Search this
African American  Search this
ID Number:
CL.281920.04
Accession number:
281920
Catalog number:
281920.04
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-759b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1273837
Online Media:

basket piece

Physical Description:
grass, swamp (overall material)
leaf palmetto (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 in x 3 1/4 in x 3/8 in; 22.86 cm x 8.255 cm x .9525 cm
Object Name:
Basket piece
Place made:
United States: South Carolina, Mount Pleasant
Date made:
1971
Subject:
Blacks  Search this
African American  Search this
ID Number:
CL.298252.04
Accession number:
298252
Catalog number:
298252.04
Collector/donor number:
BC.3.1
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-66b0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1275884

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