The negatives are on the rolls in the order in which they were taken; otherwise the material is unarranged.
Biographical / Historical:
In January 1930, at the urging of Senator Carl Hayden, the Smithsonian arranged with the Department of War for air reconnaissance of ancient canals in Arizona. Because the canals were being destroyed by the extension of agriculture and other developments, oblique and vertical aerial photographic records were made of them. Neil Merton Judd represented the Smithsonian on the project.
The digitization of this collection was supported by the Pueblo Grande Museum.
United States of America -- Arizona -- Maricopa -- Phoenix
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This 1 acre property located within an urban district of Phoenix features a Spanish colonial hacienda surrounded by a dense array of native and non-native greenery. Originally designed by H.H. Green in 1929, it was formerly the home of Senator Carl Hayden. The current owners, one being the former director of horticulture at the Desert Botanical Garden, redesigned the property in 2011 to showcase their collection of plant specimens from around the world. The new design was intended to highlight the importance of creating micro-climates for the long-term health of plants and allow for more sensitive specimens to be shaded and thus protected by a dense canopy of 110 trees. The gardens were designed to capture rainwater and distribute it throughout the garden system, using the mounding of individual beds to direct water to the most needed areas. The site actively uses a model of integrated pest management that involves placing certain plants in relation to each other to ward off insects without the use of pesticides.
The current owner's goal when designing this site was to utilize a variety of palms and cycads, and display succulents that are atypical to the desert landscape. Significant plantings include Medjool Date Palm, Bismarck Palm, Cork Oak, Whale's Tongue Agave, Giant Dioon, Queen Sago, and Aleppo Pine. The hardscape elements featured on the property are a swimming pool, a tiered water fountain, and a 5,000 sq. ft. open-air pavilion. The various areas of the property are connected through winding cantera stone pathways creating access to the whole site. Many pathways feature paver cuts filled with river rocks that aid the movement of rainwater between planting beds. A terra cotta staircase leads to an observation patio allowing visitors a view of the gardens from an arial perspective. A rectangular sunken lawn panel acts both as a storm water harvesting retention basin, per city requirements, and as an open space for entertaining.
Persons associated with the garden include: H.H Green (former architect and owner, 1926); Carl Hayden (former owner, 1930s); Brian Kissinger (horticulturist, 2011-present).
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