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Garden house for the Maison di Frascati

Architect:
Giuseppe Barberi, Italian, 1746–1809  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash
Type:
architecture
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Italy
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
Accession Number:
1938-88-2589
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1938-88-2589

Recueil d'architecture civile, contenant les plans, coupes et élévations des châteaux, maisons de campagne, et habitations rurales, jardins anglais, temples, chaumières, kiosques, ponts, etc. etc. situés aux environs de Paris et dans les départemens voisins, avec les décorations intérieures, et le détail de ce qui concerne l'embellissement des jardins (Album of Civilian Architecture, containing the Plans, Sections and Elevations of the Chateaux, Country Houses and Rural Habitations, English Gardens, Temples, Cottages, Kiosques, Bridges etc. etc. situated Around Paris and in the Neighboring Departments, with the Interior Decorations and Detail of the Embellishments of Gardens)

Draftsman:
Jean-Charles Krafft, French, 1764 - 1833  Search this
Medium:
Black ink on cream paper
Type:
albums (bound) & books
Album
Object Name:
Album
Made in:
France
Date:
1806-12
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-552
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-552
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Recueil des plans, élévations et coupes tant géométrales qu'en perspective des châteaux, jardins et dépendances que le roy de Pologne occupe en Lorraine, y compris les bâtimens qu'il a fait élever, ainsi que les changemens considérables, les décorations et autres enrichissemens, qu'il a fait faire à ceux qui étoient déjà construits (Album of Plans, Elevations and Sections Both Geometral and In Perspective of the Chateaux, Gardens and Outbuildings That the King of Poland Uses in Lorraine, Including the Buildings That He Built, and the Considerable Modifications, Decorations and Other Enrichments That He Made for Those That Were Already Built)

Designer:
Emmanuel Héré de Corny, 1705 - 1763  Search this
Publisher:
Jean-Charles François, 1717 - 1769  Search this
Type:
albums (bound) & books
Album
Object Name:
Album
Made in:
France
Date:
1753
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-209
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-209

Ghent Flower Garden

Maker:
Guillumette, Paul  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4.5 cm x 10.5 cm x .2 cm; 1 25/32 in x 4 1/8 in x 3/32 in
Object Name:
glass stereograph
glass stereograph
Place made:
Belgium: Flanders, Ghent
Date made:
1913
1910s-1920s
ID Number:
1996.0231.0207
Catalog number:
1996.0231.0207
Accession number:
1996.0231
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng4ba9c9555-4609-6c2f-e053-15f76fa00fdf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1999068

Chromosaturation

Artist:
Carlos Cruz-Diez, French, b. Caracas, Venezuela, 1923–2019  Search this
Medium:
Drywall, paint, fluorescent lights, and colored plastic
Dimensions:
156 × 604 × 292 in.
Type:
Installation
Date:
1965 (refabricated 2010)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joint acquisition of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Purchased by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden with the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2011-2012; Purchased by The Museum of Contemporary Art with funds provided by the Acquisition and Collection Committee.
Accession Number:
12.11
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py25ae37bac-a772-493d-8a70-ab5570c67099
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_12.11

Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Les Anémones (Anemones) for the Service de la Culture des Fleurs (Flower Cultivation Service)

Designer:
Jean Charles Develly, French, 1783 - 1849  Search this
Company:
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown, black ink, brush and brown, black wash, white gouache, red crayon, graphite on tan paper, mounted on blue-gray paper
Type:
ceramics
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
France
Date:
1821–24
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of James Amster
Accession Number:
1989-13-2
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4ac9de988-5806-41f0-98ed-c9c64e0d3d03
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1989-13-2

Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Les Greffes (Grafts) from the Service de la Culture des Fleurs (Flower Cultivation Service)

Designer:
Jean Charles Develly, French, 1783 - 1849  Search this
Company:
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown, black ink, brush and brown, black wash, white gouache, red crayon, graphite on tan paper mounted on blue-gray paper
Type:
ceramics
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
France
Date:
1821–24
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of James Amster
Accession Number:
1989-13-3
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq401513acc-bc61-42e2-b4cc-65f30c2c0efd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1989-13-3

Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Les Greffes de Rosiers (Rose Bush Grafts) from the Service de la Culture des Fleurs (Flower Cultivation Service)

Designer:
Jean Charles Develly, French, 1783 - 1849  Search this
Company:
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown, black ink, brush and brown, black wash, white graphite, red crayon, graphite on tan paper mounted on blue-gray paper
Type:
ceramics
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
France
Date:
1821–24
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of James Amster
Accession Number:
1989-13-4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq46087051c-2a9e-460b-9a03-52af7c05a44c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1989-13-4

Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Le Sagitaire (Sagittarius) from le Zodiaque Travesti (The Farcical Zodiac) Service

Designer:
Jean Charles Develly, French, 1783 - 1849  Search this
Company:
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown, black wash, pink, tan watercolor, white gouache, red crayon, graphite on cream laid paper mounted on cream laid paper, ruled boarder in pen and brown ink
Type:
ceramics
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
France
Date:
1824
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of James Amster
Accession Number:
1989-13-46
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4cc3c7038-c783-4362-9587-71127f9d460e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1989-13-46

Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Jasmine Arbor from the Service de la Culture des Fleurs (Flower Cultivation Service)

Designer:
Jean Charles Develly, French, 1783 - 1849  Search this
Company:
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown, black ink, brush and brown, black wash, white gouache, graphite, red crayon on tan paper mounted on blue-gray paper
Type:
ceramics
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
France
Date:
1821–24
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of James Amster
Accession Number:
1989-13-5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4ccb2cb2f-81ac-4779-b09b-ca6530ff3818
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1989-13-5

Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Le Jasmin (Jasmine) from the Service de la Culture des Fleurs (Cultivation of Flowers Service)

Designer:
Jean Charles Develly, French, 1783 - 1849  Search this
Company:
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown, black ink, brush and brown, black wash, white gouache, red crayon, graphite on tan paper mounted on blue-gray paper
Type:
ceramics
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
France
Date:
1821–24
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of James Amster
Accession Number:
1989-13-6
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq40847f1f0-dd9f-4bc2-a7c1-8c0e62525508
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1989-13-6

Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Garden Scene from the Service de la Culture des Fleurs (Flower Cultivation Service)

Designer:
Jean Charles Develly, French, 1783 - 1849  Search this
Company:
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown, black ink, brush and brown, black wash, white gouache, red crayon, graphite on tan paper mounted on blue-gray paper
Type:
ceramics
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
France
Date:
1821–24
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of James Amster
Accession Number:
1989-13-7
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq40c1ce037-fef8-4288-a86e-a0c3845af2b4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1989-13-7

Design for a Painted Porcelain Plate, Les Poires (Pears) from the Service des Objets de Dessert (Dessert Service)

Designer:
Jean Charles Develly, French, 1783 - 1849  Search this
Company:
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown, black ink, brush and brown, black wash, white gouache, red crayon on tan paper mounted on blue-gray paper
Type:
ceramics
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
France
Date:
1819–20
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of James Amster
Accession Number:
1989-13-9
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4440b89a6-0447-4890-9af3-3d4d7612283d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1989-13-9

Flower Pots (Cachepots)

Manufacturer:
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory  Search this
Painter:
Jean-Louis Morin, active 1754 – 1787  Search this
Medium:
porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold
Type:
ceramics
Decorative Arts
cachepots
Object Name:
cachepots
Place:
France
Date:
1771
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane
Accession Number:
1926-22-470-a/c
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq452369392-d70a-4e21-8c10-ccf410400e7b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1926-22-470-a_c
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Dianne T. Dale

Artist:
Phillip Ratner  Search this
Subject:
Dianne Dale  Search this
Medium:
graphite on paper
Dimensions:
Frame: 18 5/16 × 15 1/4 × 1 in. (46.5 × 38.8 × 2.6 cm)
Type:
drawing
Date:
c. 1977
Accession Number:
2014.0028.0013
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8d27e5b92-9768-4e02-950a-deac82bc78ec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2014.0028.0013
Online Media:

Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection

Topic:
Landscape architecture
Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
44.5 Cubic feet (4,317 glass negatives. 363 film negatives. 182 glass lantern slides. 12 photograph albums. 56 plans and drawings. 3 monographs. )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Blueprints
Albums
Plans (drawings)
Lantern slides
Date:
1899-1964
Summary:
The Thomas Warren Sears Photograph Collection documents examples of the design work of Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1966), a landscape architect and amateur photographer from Brookline, Massachusetts. Sears, who was based for most of his career in Philadelphia, designed a variety of different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments located primarily in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. In addition to some of Sears' design work, images in the collection document Sears' domestic and foreign travels, design inspirations, and family. The collection includes over 4,800 black and white negatives and glass lantern slides dated circa 1899 to 1930. While most images show private and public gardens, there are a significant number of unidentified views and views photographed in Europe during two trips he took there in 1906 and 1908. Few images are captioned or dated. In addition, there are over 50 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and 3 monographs by or about Sears.
Scope and Contents note:
The Thomas Warren Sears Photograph Collection documents examples of the design work of Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1966), a landscape architect and amateur photographer from Brookline, Massachusetts. Sears, who was based for most of his career in Philadelphia, designed a variety of different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments located primarily in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. In addition to some of Sears' design work, images in the collection document Sears' domestic and foreign travels, design inspirations, and family. The collection includes over 4,800 black and white negatives and glass lantern slides dated circa 1899 to 1930. While most images show private and public gardens, there are a significant number of unidentified views and views photographed in Europe during two trips he took there in 1906 and 1908. Few images are captioned or dated. In addition, there are over 50 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and monographs by or about Sears. Several of the glass lantern slides are duplicates of glass plate negatives in the collection. They apparently were chosen by Sears to illustrate some of his best design work, perhaps for lecture or client purposes.

In addition, there are 56 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They range in date from 1917 to 1937 and from 1955 to 1964. Sears photographed some of his early plans; they are included in with the photographic images. Sears also photographed a handful of design plans by landscape architect Sibley Coslett Smith who practiced in Providence, Rhode Island; Sears and Smith shared the same business address there.

The Thomas Warren Sears Collection does not fully document the extent of Sears' design work. The use of glass plate negatives—which make up the bulk of the Thomas Warren Sears Collection—as a photography medium waned sometime during the first quarter of the twentieth century. As a result, the images in the Sears Collection capture examples of Sears' early to mid-career design work but they do not include jobs designed by Sears during the latter half of his design career.
Arrangement note:
The glass plate negatives were originally housed in numerous cardboard boxes manufactured for the sale of undeveloped glass plate negatives. Sears annotated the outside of the boxes with project or client names and/or locations, but the contents do not always match these labels. In addition, because very few of the glass plate negatives and lantern slides were labeled or captioned, it is not always evident where one job ended and another began if multiple projects were stored in the same carton. As a result, there are many instances in the Sears Collection where images have been inadvertently mislabeled because their identification is not apparent. Misidentified images are subject to correction as their proper identification is discovered. Each project has been assigned its own unique AAG job number based on its geographic origin. Those groups of images that have not been identified as to their location have been assigned a project number starting with 'SRS.' The collection is arranged into 3 series: 1) Photographic images (including glass plate negatives, film negatives, glass lantern slides, and photograph albums) 2) Plans and Drawings 3) Monographs
Biographical/Historical note:
Thomas Warren Sears was born in 1880 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University in 1903 and Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture from the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard in 1906. Sears was an amateur photographer who won awards for his photography while at Harvard. In 1915 his images were published in the monograph, Parish Churches of England. After graduation he worked for the firm of Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects for two years and then briefly practiced in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1913, Sears established a landscape design office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he spent the remainder of his professional career. Sears at one point was in a professional partnership; some of his design plans list the firm name of Sears and Wendell. He was made a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1921.

Sears designed many different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments. His designs were primarily located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. Just a few of his private landscapes include Marengo in Easton, Maryland; Sunnybrook, the Isaac H. Clothier, Jr. estate in Radnor, Pennsylvania; and Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland. In 1915, Sears started work on Reynolda, a country estate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He generated design plans for the property intermittently over the next two decades. Reynolda's formal gardens, greenhouses, and acres of fields and woodlands subsequently became part of Wake Forest University.

During World War I, Sears designed Army camps in Battle Creek, Michigan and Spartanburg, South Carolina. He also helped lay out Langley Field, at that time an experimental aviation field in Hampton Roads, Virginia. In the 1940s, Sears designed the amphitheater at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania for concerts, outdoor performances, and other special events. During that decade he also worked on Colonial Revival gardens at Pennsbury, William Penn's country estate in Bucks County, Pennsylvania located by the Delaware River. Sears retired in 1964 and died in 1966.
Related Archival Materials note:
The Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Project (PAB), administered by The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, includes references to design projects by Sears.

Harvard University's Loeb Library includes a number of images by Sears, some of them documenting gardens that he designed.

Harvard University's Fine Arts Library, Special Collections includes a collection of photographs and negatives of English parish churches by Sears, c. 1908. Some of the images were published in the monograph, Parish Churches of England.

The Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina includes plans by Sears of Reynolda in its Estate Archives.
Provenance:
Gift of Eleanor Sears Tibbetts, Sears' daughter, to the Horticulture Services Division (later Smithsonian Gardens) in 1992.
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. 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:
Photographers  Search this
Landscape architects  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Switzerland  Search this
Gardens -- Scotland  Search this
Gardens -- Italy  Search this
Gardens -- Germany  Search this
Gardens -- France  Search this
Gardens -- England  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Blueprints
Albums
Plans (drawings)
Lantern slides
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-srs
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Lois W. Poinier slide collection

Landscape architect:
Wodell, Helen Page  Search this
Cottrell, Lois Page  Search this
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Extent:
154 Lantern slides
1 Album
2,243 Color slides
2.25 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Albums
Color slides
Slides (photographs)
Date:
circa 1920-1999
Summary:
The Lois W. Poinier Collection documents the work of Lois W. Poinier, a self-taught garden designer who designed scores of gardens, most of them in New Jersey.
Scope and Contents note:
The Lois W. Poinier Collection contains 1,089 35mm slides documenting before-and-after images of almost 100 gardens designed by garden designer and Garden Club of America member Lois W. Poinier of New Jersey. Most gardens are located in New Jersey, but there are some in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. The collection includes some gardens designed by Poinier's mother, Helen Page Wodell, and aunt, Lois Page Cottrell, who practiced under the firm name of Wodell & Cottrell. The collection is particularly helpful as it shows the evolution of gardens under construction and in their 'finished' state.

The collection also includes an album of images documenting gardens owned by Lois W. Poinier and her mother, Helen Page Wodell in New Jersey and Connecticut as well as an extensive slide lecture and script compiled by Poinier entitled "Ninety Years in a Garden" that documents the story and evolution of three of those gardens in New Jersey. Another series of glass lantern slides of numerous gardens dating from the 1920s and 1930s was used extensively for garden lecture purposes by both women. Finally, there are images by Lois W. Poinier of numerous private and public gardens throughout the United States and the United Kingdom that she visited.
Biographical/Historical note:
Lois W. Poinier is a self-taught garden designer who began her career in association with her mother, Helen Page Wodell. Wodell, along with her sister, Lois Page Cottrell, had established the garden design firm of Wodell & Cottrell, in Short Hills, New Jersey in 1931. The majority of Lois W. Poinier's design work was in New Jersey. Mrs. Poinier is a member of the Garden Club of America.
Provenance:
Lois W. Poinier donated materials to the Archives of American Gardens in 2003, 2011, 2012, and 2014. The 2003 donation was facilited by Catha Rambusch of Wave Hill in Bronx, NY.
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
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:
Landscape gardening  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Rhode Island  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Gardens -- New York  Search this
Gardens -- New Jersey  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts  Search this
Gardens -- Connecticut  Search this
Gardens -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lois W. Poinier slide collection.
Identifier:
AAG.PNR
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Lois W. Poinier slide collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-pnr
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Inventory to the Samuel Murray and Thomas Eakins papers at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Names:
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
Murray, Samuel  Search this
Extent:
78 Pages ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
[ca. 1974]
Scope and Contents:
Inventory briefly describes the Murray-Eakins collection held by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Biographical / Historical:
Eakins and Murray were Philadelphia artists and close friends. Eakins, a painter, sculptor, and photographer, founded the Art Students League of Philadelphia, where Murray (1870-1941), a sculptor, studied.
Provenance:
Inventory copied for the Archives 1974 and discarded after microfilming. The actual collection includes over 100 letters to Murray; 4 Eakins letters regarding his commission to paint Robert Ogden's portrait; Eakins exhibition catalogs and miscellany; photographs by Eakins, of Eakins, of Murray, of their painting and sculpture, of their studio, and of others; and sketches, clippings, letters, and miscellany.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Sculptors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hirsmuse
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hirsmuse

Eleanor Weller collection

Creator:
Weller, Eleanor  Search this
Names:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
49.25 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Notes
Clippings
Correspondence
Date:
circa 1978-2006
bulk 1981-1991
Summary:
The Eleanor Weller Collection dates from circa 1978-2006 and consists of documentation and research files relating to the Garden Club of America's Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens (later donated to the Smithsonian Institution as the Garden Club of America Collection) and the book, The Golden Age of American Gardens: Proud Owners, Private Estates, 1890-1940, co-written by Weller, as well as thousands of photographic images of historic and contemporary gardens compiled or taken by Weller. Materials include correspondence, research notes, clippings, brochures, lecture scripts, photocopied images from archival repositories, and original and duplicate 35mm slides.
Scope and Contents note:
The core of the collection consists of thousands of 35mm slide images photographed or amassed by Eleanor Weller. The latter come from numerous sources including books, magazines and archival repositories. The images document thousands of private gardens and public spaces (including parks, historic sites, and sculpture gardens) throughout the United States. Duplicates of a significant number of images from the Eleanor Weller Collection can be found in the GCA Collection at the Archives of American Gardens. There is also a smaller grouping of photographs of gardens by Weller. Complementing this collection of images are numerous vertical files with magazine and newspaper clippings and brochures, etc. relating to hundreds of public and private gardens in America. A significant number of the files relate to gardens profiled in the book co-authored by Weller, The Golden Age of American Gardens: Proud Owners, Private Estates, 1890-1940. The collection also includes correspondence regarding the recompilation of the Garden Club of America's collection of historic glass lantern slides as well as correspondence and research materials relating to the compilation of 35mm slides for the GCA's Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens from both public and private sources.

Another portion of the collection documents the research and image compilation for The Golden Age of American Gardens manuscript. While similar in nature to the research materials relating to the GCA Slide Library, the portion of the collection encompassing the book's preparation represents a change in focus from collecting a representative sampling of 35mm slides for gardens throughout the U.S. to gathering specific high quality images intended for The Golden Age of American Gardens. This portion of the collection also contains a nearly complete draft of the manuscript as well as drafts of the footnotes and appendix. Because of the similar nature of the GCA Slide Library and The Golden Age of American Gardens book projects and the fact that they overlapped for a time, the files frequently intertwine closely. Some files identified with one project may include documents for the other project and visa versa. An example of this is seen in The Golden Age of American Gardens' Image Reference Files arranged according to Archival Repository. The files include packets from archival repositories throughout the U.S. with photocopies of select images in their collections. These images were used to facilitate both the selection of images for The Golden Age of American Gardens book project and the GCA Slide Library, and are occasionally annotated. In some cases, a review of both series may be necessary to ensure that relevant files are not overlooked.

Other noteworthy aspects of this collection are materials that deal with the origins and operations of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Gardens, including correspondence regarding one of its future collections, The Chimneys Collection. Also present are several slide scripts corresponding with the GCA's historic glass lantern slide collection, as well as materials in the GCA Slide Library (now the Garden Club of America Collection).

It should be noted that while the creator of this collection is Eleanor Weller, significant portions of the files relating to the GCA Slide Library and The Golden Age of American Gardens were compiled by Helen Rollins in her position as research assistant for The Golden Age book project. It is possible, although not conclusive, that Rollins was also responsible for the files in The Golden Age of American Gardens' Image Reference Files arranged by state.

Lastly, the collection includes contemporary color photographs of historic sites and gardens taken by Richard Marchand. Weller had previously worked with Marchand, the donor of the Richard Marchand Historical Postcard Collection at the Archives of American Gardens, to compile historic garden images for the GCA Slide Library.
Biographical/Historical note:
Eleanor Weller Reade is a horticulturist, garden lecturer, interior designer, and co-author of the book "The Golden Age of American Gardens: Proud Owners, Private Estates, 1890-1940." As a member of the Garden Club of America, she played a ciritical role in the compilation of the GCA's Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens which was subsequently donated to the Archives of American Gardens as the Garden Club of America Collection.
Provenance:
Donated by Eleanor Weller Reade to the Archives of American Gardens in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2012.
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
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 -- History  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Parks -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Notes
Clippings
Correspondence
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Eleanor Weller Reade collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ECW
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-ecw
Online Media:

Emerson Crosby Kelly research material relating to J. Francis Murphy

Creator:
Kelly, Emerson Crosby, 1899-  Search this
Hollinger & Co. photography firm.  Search this
Photographer:
Moffett (Firm)  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896  Search this
Vandyk, C.  Search this
Names:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Pestalozzi Foundation of America  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932  Search this
Murphy, Adah Clifford, 1860-1949  Search this
Murphy, John Francis, 1853-1921  Search this
Murphy, John Francis, 1853-1921 -- Catalogues raisonnés  Search this
Extent:
16.7 Linear feet ((on 21 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Place:
Arkville (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Date:
1761-1973
Scope and Contents:
Biography and catalogue raisonné of J. Francis Murphy by Emerson Crosby Kelly, M.D., and correspondence relating to Dr. Kelly's interest in Murphy. Personal papers of J. Francis Murphy and Adah Clifford Smith Murphy include diaries and notebooks, correspondence, Smith and Murphy family documents, financial records, printed matter, artifacts, photographs, and works of art.
Research notes, drafts, and manuscript of an unpublished biography, "J. Francis Murphy, N.A., (1853-1921): Tints of a Vanished Past," and illustrated catalogue raisonne of the works of J. Francis Murphy by Emerson Crosby Kelly (1953). Kelly corresponded with friends and relatives of the Murphys, with owners of Murphy paintings, publishers, printers, and possible financial backers for his book. Also documented is Dr. and Mrs. Kelly's involvement in the sale of "Weedwild," the Murphy's Arkville, N.Y. home, to the Pestalozzi Foundation of America.
Diaries of J. Francis Murphy (25 vols.) contain very brief entries that faithfully record weather conditions, garden progress, and other nature notes, with occasional mention of social engagements or service on art juries; entries recorded during trips to Europe mainly list places visited with little elaboration. Notebooks (16 vols.) include painting registers, daily listings of mail sent and received, address books, and jottings relating to Indian relics, his farmland, and paintings sent to dealers. Mrs. Murphy's diaries (46 vols.) also contain very brief entries mentioning friends, social engagements, travels, and an "Account of the pictures I painted and gave away. Portraits of them. + landscapes + old houses." Her notebooks (4 vols.) contain "Notes for a book. J.F.'s".
Correspondence concerns family matters, exhibitions, sales, professional memberships, involvement with the Salmagundi Club and National Academy of Design, and the couple's finances. Whenever separated, the Murphys exchanged lengthy letters with one another; the majority of these are from husband to wife.
Receipts and invoices are mainly for art supplies, framing, and shipping costs; expense records for personal purchases and farm upkeep and improvements; taxes; and legal papers concerning a property boundary dispute and lawsuit against the Murphys.
Photographs are of Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, their families and ancestors, friends, studios, "Weedwild" (country home) and surrounding Arkville, N.Y. area, landscape subjects, works of art by the Murphys, medals and certificates of award. Six tintypes are included. Photographers include: Hollinger, Moffett, Napoleon Sarony, and C. Vandyk. Commercially produced stereographs mainly depict U.S. scenes.
Art works consist of sketchbooks, oil sketches, and works of art on paper by both Murphys, Emil Carlsen, and other artists (ca. 500 items).
Other materials include exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, scrapbooks (probably compiled by Mrs. Murphy ca. 1885), medals awarded to J. Francis Murphy, copper plate etched by Adah C. Murphy, and artifacts.
Arrangement:
I. Writings and Research Notes. II. Kelly Correspondence and Miscellaneous Files. III. J. Francis and Adah Clifford Smith Murphy Papers.
Biographical / Historical:
Emerson Crosby Kelly, M.D., art collector, surgeon, and medical bibliographer; d. 1977. J. Francis Murphy, landscape painter and one of the leading tonalists of the American Barbizon school, lived and worked in New York City and Arkville, N.Y. Studied very briefly at the Chicago Academy of Design, 1875. Member of the National Academy of Design and active in the Salmagundi Club. His wife, Adah Clifford Smith Murphy, a painter and illustrator, studied at the Female Art School of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
Provenance:
The donor, Sydney Kelly, is the widow of Dr. Emerson Crosby Kelly. Dr. Kelly acquired the Murphy papers in 1949 from Hulda Gregerson, Mrs. Murphy's long-time companion, for the purpose of writing a biography and catalogue raisonne of J. Francis Murphy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Biography  Search this
Biographers  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State)  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Landscape painting, American -- New York (State)  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State)  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.kellemer
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kellemer

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