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Les Ormes, Garden Images

Landscape architect:
Wheeler, Perry H., 1914-1989  Search this
Former owner:
Mesta, Perle Skirvin, 1889-1975  Search this
Tyson, George, 1869-1963  Search this
Tyson, Marguerite Skirvin, d. 1963  Search this
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007  Search this
Collection Landscape architect:
Wheeler, Perry H., 1914-1989  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Stengle, James M., Dr.  Search this
Collection Creator:
University of Georgia  Search this
Garden Club of America  Search this
Emory University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Les Ormes (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, magazine and newspaper clippings, plans (drawings), and other information.
General:
Les Ormes (The Elms) was the home of George and Marguerite Skirvin Tyson and Mrs. Tyson's sister, the well-known Washington hostess and political figure Perle Skirvin Mesta. Perry Wheeler created the landscape design for the property, which was situated in the hilly Spring Valley section of the city, and gave it a French flavor in keeping with the style of the house and the taste of its owners. Taking advantage of the natural slope of the site, Wheeler designed a series of terraces which incorporated existing flowering trees amidst flagstone surfaces and gravel walkways. Seating areas were placed throughout, while spring bulbs--Thalia daffodils, tulips, and grape hyacinths--provided abundant color. At one end of the house the terraces descended to a fountain pool and summer house punctuated with large holly standards. The property was sold in the early 1960s to then Vice-President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Ladybird Johnson. The Tyson-Mesta menage moved to an apartment for which Perry Wheeler did one design, for a terrace roof, included in the Archives of American Gardens as series DC120.
Persons associated with the garden include Perry H. Wheeler (landscape architect, 1955-1956); Perle Skirvin Mesta (former owner, ca. 1955-1961); and George and Marguerite Skirvin Tyson (former owners, ca. 1955-1961); and Lyndon Baines and Ladybird Johnson (former owners, ca. 1961-1963).
Related Materials:
Les Ormes related holdings consist of 3 folders (19 slides (photographs); 10 safety film negatives; 11 plans (drawings))
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 (D.C.)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Perry H. Wheeler collection.
Identifier:
AAG.WHE, File DC023
See more items in:
Perry H. Wheeler collection
Perry H. Wheeler collection / Project Files / District of Columbia / DC023: Washington -- Les Ormes (The Elms)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-whe-ref1014

Museum of History and Technology Dedication Ceremony

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
Warren, Earl 1891-1974  Search this
Johnson, Lyndon B (Lyndon Baines) 1908-1973  Search this
Anderson, Clinton Presba 1895-1975  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
United States Marine Band  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1964
January 22, 1964
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [P6411]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396536

Marvin Sadik Greets Lady Bird Johnson

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Sadik, Marvin S  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1978
May 1, 1978
Topic:
Special events  Search this
First ladies  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [78-6046-17A]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398014

Presentation of Samuel T. Rayburn Bust at NPG

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Rayburn, Sam 1882-1961  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Sadik, Marvin S  Search this
Mason, Jimilu 1930-  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
April 18, 1973
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-3693]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_395734

Presentation of Samuel T. Rayburn Bust at NPG

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Rayburn, Sam 1882-1961  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Sadik, Marvin S  Search this
Mason, Jimilu 1930-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
April 18, 1973
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-3694]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_395735

Presentation of Samuel T. Rayburn Bust at NPG

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Rayburn, Sam 1882-1961  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Sadik, Marvin S  Search this
Mason, Jimilu 1930-  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
April 18, 1973
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-3695]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_395736

Presentation of Samuel T. Rayburn Bust at NPG

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Rayburn, Sam 1882-1961  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Sadik, Marvin S  Search this
Mason, Jimilu 1930-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
April 18, 1973
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-3696]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_395737

Presentation of Lady Bird Johnson's Brooch

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
June 18, 1968
Topic:
First ladies  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1368]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372378

Installation of Lady Bird Johnson's Inaugural Coat

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
November 1968
Topic:
First ladies  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1392]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372403

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Warren, Earl 1891-1974  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H  Search this
Johnson, Lyndon B (Lyndon Baines) 1908-1973  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1969
January 8, 1969
Topic:
First ladies  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1424]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372437

White House Tea

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1965
September 1965
Topic:
First ladies  Search this
Special events  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-41]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_371641

Luncheon and Press Conference at Museum of History and Technology

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Bradley, James C. 1910-1984  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H  Search this
Hirshhorn, Olga  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1966
May 17, 1966
Topic:
First ladies  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-881R1]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_371824

Luncheon and Press Conference at Museum of History and Technology

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H  Search this
Hirshhorn, Olga  Search this
Bradley, James C. 1910-1984  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1966
May 17, 1966
Topic:
First ladies  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-881R2]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_371825

Dedication Ceremony for the Opening of the National Collection of Fine Arts

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Johnson, Lyndon B (Lyndon Baines) 1908-1973  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
May 3, 1968
Topic:
First ladies  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1249]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372244

Dedication Ceremony for the Opening of the National Collection of Fine Arts

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Johnson, Lyndon B (Lyndon Baines) 1908-1973  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
May 3, 1968
Topic:
First ladies  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1251]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372246

Lady Bird : a biography of Mrs. Johnson / Jan Jarboe Russell

Author:
Russell, Jan Jarboe 1951-  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Physical description:
350 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
1999
2004, c1999
Topic:
Presidents' spouses  Search this
Call number:
E848.J64 .R87 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_748660

Lady Bird Johnson : our environmental First Lady / Lewis L. Gould

Author:
Gould, Lewis L  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 162 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
Topic:
Presidents' spouses  Search this
Environmental protection  Search this
Roadside improvement  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_590871

Callaway gardens : legacy of a dream / preface by Lady Bird Johnson ; text by Steve Bender ; photographs by Langdon Clay

Author:
Bender, Steve  Search this
Clay, Langdon 1949-  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Ida Cason Callaway Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 36 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Callaway Gardens (Pine Mountain, Ga.)
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
SB466.U63 C156 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_487362

Wildflowers across America / by Lady Bird Johnson and Carlton Lees ; photographs selected by Les Line

Author:
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Lees, Carlton B  Search this
Physical description:
309 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
Topic:
Wild flowers  Search this
Botany--History  Search this
Plant collectors  Search this
Plant conservation  Search this
Urban beautification  Search this
Roadside improvement  Search this
Call number:
QK115.J63 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_344197

A White House diary [by] Lady Bird Johnson

Author:
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Johnson, Lyndon B (Lyndon Baines) 1908-1973  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 806 p. illus., ports. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1970
[1970]
1951-
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
E848 .J66
E848.J66
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_5575

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