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Philadelphia -- Casamura

Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Casamura (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information about the house and garden.
General:
Casamura, meaning house within walls, was created by noted Philadelphia architect John Sabatino. Sabatino acquired the site which contained the walled ruins of a nineteenth century Tudor mansion to design and build his residence. The ruins consist of large stone walls, stone columns, limestone lintels and a multistory arch, an intriguing template for the construction of a contemporary residence and garden.
The residence was constructed within the walls in a manner which bifurcate the site, thereby creating two garden opportunities. The highest walls and arch were preserved on the north and east perspective. A large courtyard, the piazza, was created and a hemispheric pond incorporated at the entrance to the residence. The piazza space landscape is highlighted by towering Cryptomeria japonica and Larix deciduas. Groves of Magnolia virginiana were incorporated with an under story planting of Buxus and Hydrangea. Arborvitae and specimen Acer japonica were used to apportion a smaller piazza space outside the master bedroom pavilion. A triad of century old Cedrus Atlantica were preserved outside the walled garden. The palate of this garden incorporated blue and purple hardscape paths highlighted by seasonal planting material.
The southern and western perspective was largely undeveloped until 1995. A plan was conceptualized to create a large pergola enclosed space reflecting the classic plan of the north and eastern perspective while introducing less formal plantings and an entirely different texture and palate. Inside the pergola space, three garden sections were created for kitchen, herbal and aroma gardens with Fig trees planted in each to unify texture. Climbing roses wrap around the interior columns then cross the cover of the pergola to meet Wisteria floribunda.
Other plantings include: Buddleia davidii (ensuring butterfly visitations), Lavender edging, yellow suffused with pink broom and generous use of terra cotta planters planted with pink, coral and white geraniums that provide architectural transition to the house. The landscape provides views from every room in the house and invites one into the garden.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include Georgia Doyle (landscape designer, 2000 to present), Joyce de Quantomora (sculptor, 2005).
Related Materials:
Casamura related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 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 -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA682
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16535

Marisol

Artist:
Judith Shea, born 1948  Search this
Sitter:
Marisol Escobar, 22 May 1930 - 30 Apr 2016  Search this
Medium:
Polystyrene foam, balsa wood, felt, paper clay, paint, steel and synthetic hair
Dimensions:
Without Base: 162.6 × 50.8 × 33cm (64 × 20 × 13")
With Base: 176.8 × 62.2 × 33cm (69 5/8 × 24 1/2 × 13")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
2013
Topic:
Marisol Escobar: Female  Search this
Marisol Escobar: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Paul and Rose Carter Foundation
Object number:
L/NPG.10.2014
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4c581b853-d08d-42e9-9575-65032c7fe3bb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_L_NPG.10.2014

Katharine Nash Rhoades

Artist:
Alfred Stieglitz, 1 Jan 1864 - 13 Jul 1946  Search this
Sitter:
Katharine Nash Rhoades, 30 Nov 1885 - 26 Oct 1965  Search this
Medium:
Waxed platinum print
Dimensions:
Image: 24.7 × 19.5 cm (9 3/4 × 7 11/16")
Sheet: 25.4 × 20.2 cm (10 × 7 15/16")
Mount: 37.4 × 24.8 cm (14 3/4 × 9 3/4")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
June 6, 1915
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Interior  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Katharine Nash Rhoades: Female  Search this
Katharine Nash Rhoades: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Elizabeth Rhoades Reynolds
Object number:
NPG.85.51
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b3a751e0-b62b-408e-b465-df9e0cbaa818
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.85.51

The Crisis, Vol. 14, No. 1

Edited by:
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Subject of:
The Crisis, American, founded 1910  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Written by:
Georgia Douglas Johnson, American, 1880 - 1966  Search this
Jessie Redmon Fauset, American, 1882 - 1961  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W: 10 × 6 3/4 in. (25.4 × 17.1 cm)
H x W (Open): 10 × 13 1/2 in. (25.4 × 34.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
France, Europe
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
May 1917
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Business  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
Great Migration  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Social reform  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.15.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d2cccb24-1186-4d2b-9984-9f4bd5936038
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.15.2
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Delegate

Published by:
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Subject of:
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, American, founded 1914  Search this
National Pan-Hellenic Council, American, founded 1930  Search this
Percy C. Ifill, American, 1914 - 1973  Search this
Arthur Courtney Logan, American, 1909 - 1973  Search this
National Association of Black Social Workers, American, founded 1968  Search this
The Girl Friends, Inc., American, founded 1927  Search this
Prince Hall Freemasonry, founded 1784  Search this
Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1913  Search this
National Newspaper Publishers Association, American, founded 1827  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1937  Search this
National Insurance Association, American, founded 1921  Search this
National Urban League, American, founded 1910  Search this
National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc., American, founded 1919  Search this
National Medical Association, American, founded 1895  Search this
National Council of Negro Women, founded 1935  Search this
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, founded 1908  Search this
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911  Search this
Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., American, founded 1943  Search this
National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc., American, founded 1924  Search this
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, American, founded 1920  Search this
National Association of University Women, American, founded 1910  Search this
National Dental Association, American, founded 1913  Search this
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., American, founded 1935  Search this
Shriners International, American, founded 1870  Search this
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., founded 1922  Search this
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1906  Search this
American Bridge Association, American, founded 1932  Search this
Simeon Golar, American, 1929 - 2013  Search this
369th Veterans Association, American  Search this
National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees, American, founded 1913  Search this
Alliance for Women in Media, American, founded 1951  Search this
Congressional Black Caucus, American, founded 1971  Search this
National Business League, American, founded 1900  Search this
Morehouse College, American, founded 1867  Search this
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., American, founded 1911  Search this
Daughters of Isis, American, founded 1910  Search this
Alvin Ailey, American, 1931 - 1989  Search this
Dr. Gloria Toote, American, 1931 - 2017  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 9/16 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 1.4 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Kenya, Africa
Barbados, Caribbean, North and Central America
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1974
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Funeral customs and rites  Search this
Government  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Sororities  Search this
Travel  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anne B. Patrick and the family of Hilda E. Stokely
Object number:
2012.167.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd596329946-b260-4d18-be3e-b5393a7ee34a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.167.8
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Study in Pure Form (Forms in Space, No. 4)

Artist:
John Storrs, American, b. Chicago, Illinois, 1885–1956  Search this
Medium:
Stainless steel, brass and copper on marble base
Dimensions:
12 3/8 X 3 X 1 5/8 IN. (31.2 X 7.5 X 4.1 CM.) ON MARBLE BASE: 2 5/8 X 3 3/8 X 2 1/8 IN. (6.7 X 8.6 X 5.3 CM.); WT: 6 LB. (2.7 KG.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1924-1925
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972
Accession Number:
72.283
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Early American Modernism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2d0350d23-6cec-4196-9a8f-cc764fa02acb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_72.283

Woman Rubbing Back with a Sponge (Torso)

Artist:
Edgar Degas, French, b. Paris, 1834–1917  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
17 x 10 1/2 x 7 in. (43.1 x 26.5 x 17.7 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(c. 1888-1892)/(cast 1919-1921)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1304
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2f1770176-08a0-4f59-a8a3-e5cd5db76506
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.1304

Wood Collage #13

Artist:
Nancy Grossman, American, b. New York City, 1940  Search this
Medium:
Wood, paint, metal, and rubber
Dimensions:
7 5/8 x 9 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. (19.6 x 23.5 x 7.8 cm)
Type:
Sculpture/relief
Date:
(1963)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2247
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2fde31640-995d-47d3-ad51-3b20ffa1688e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2247

Study of "Seated Nude"

Artist:
Manolo, Spanish, b. Barcelona, 1872–1945  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper mounted on paper
Dimensions:
8 1/4 X 10 1/2 IN. (20.8 X 26.6 CM.)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
(1912)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.3241
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2b86ed79a-9378-46ce-b6f0-ad5cfd0fcd65
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.3241

Seated Nude

Artist:
Manolo, Spanish, b. Barcelona, 1872–1945  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
13 x 13 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (32.9 x 34.8 x 7.0 cm) WT: 9 LB. (4.1 KG.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(1912/cast c. 1955-1959)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.3242
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2c8c554b5-ba34-4606-b4a8-f8a31400c773
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.3242

Movement: Boat and Sea in Greys

Artist:
John Marin, American, b. Rutherford, New Jersey, 1870–1953  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
22 1/4 x 28 x 3/4 in. (56.5 x 71.1 x 1.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1952
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.3321
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Early American Modernism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2211b6bb7-f057-49ac-887d-77c32cdf06a1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.3321

Venus on a Shell II

Artist:
Henri Matisse, French, b. Le Cateau-Cambrésis, 1869–1954  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
12 3/4 x 8 x 9 1/8 in. (32.4 x 20.3 x 23.2 cm ) weight: 16 lb. (7.2 kg)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(1932/cast c.1947-1955)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.3459
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py277153fda-3009-4d48-a741-76b0ab39be93
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.3459

Head of a Woman

Artist:
Elie Nadelman, American, b. Warsaw, Poland, 1882–1946  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
13 1/2 x 8 1/8 x 11 in., 42 lb. (34.3 x 20.6 x 27.9 cm, 19.1 kg)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
c. 1907-1908
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.3783
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2b9048f9c-e960-42be-b9de-4b80e33d0a56
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.3783

Woman with Guitar

Artist:
Jacques Lipchitz, American, b. Druskieniki, Lithuania, 1891–1973  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
11 X 5 7/8 X 7 1/4 IN. (27.9 X 15.1 X 18.4 CM.) WT: 9 LB. (4.1 KG.) INCL. BASE
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(1926)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972
Accession Number:
72.178
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py294cf2c70-bef5-494b-9999-0936d2b96f60
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_72.178

Woman with Umbrella

Artist:
Alexander Archipenko, American, b. Kiev, Ukraine, 1887–1964  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paperboard
Dimensions:
10 11/16 × 8 3/8 in. (27.1 × 21.2 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
(c. 1916-1919)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.71
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py22ac39433-11ea-43b5-a6f0-48ceb2f83ca1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.71

Seated Female Nude (Black Torso)

Artist:
Alexander Archipenko, American, b. Kiev, Ukraine, 1887–1964  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
15 x 5 1/4 x 6 in. (38.0 x 13.2 x 15.1 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1909-1911, cast by 1926
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.74
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2cf942d27-f749-46aa-a16f-c8a42c7b7d80
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edanmdm:hmsg_66.74

Athens -- Frierson Garden

Landscape architect:
Angell, Thomas  Search this
Gardener:
Ransom, Kim  Search this
Sculptor:
Smith, Dennis  Search this
Provenance:
Junior Ladies Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Frierson Garden (Athens, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Clarke -- Athens
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of an article and a garden tour description.
General:
Originally an older home and clay tennis court, the half-acre Frierson Garden was established in 2006 when the owners added the adjoining lot to their property and installed a formal Italian-style garden with the assistance of landscape architect Thomas Angell (ASLA). The Italian Renaissance-style of this garden is evident from the street, with clipped holly hedges lining the crushed gravel and brick walkways to a centrally placed planted urn in the area known as the espy, or viewing area looking out to the garden. Next the water feature is comprised of a circular fountain with a runnel edged in flower beds, ending in a diamond shaped reservoir. The symmetry of this garden is evident in two rows of raised planting boxes on either side of the water feature that are used for seasonal flowers and vegetables. Rockwork steps lead to a lawn of zoysia grass with more steps down to a veranda for outdoor entertaining. Italian cypress trees evoke the Mediterranean influence of this garden's design.
Next to the house on the original property there is a formal herb garden entered through white picket fences with a grass walkway between two beds planted with boxwood, pansies, violets and pittosporum as well as herbs. Twelve varieties of roses are planted along another picket fence along the edge of a zoysia grass lawn known as the 'green beach' and used the grandchildren to play football. Sculptures are placed around the entire garden, including one of a child playing tennis by Dennis Smith. Container-planted ferns, roses, a grapefruit tree and a pine tree and espaliered apple and pear trees are other features of this garden.
The Frierson Garden has been open for the Piedmont Gardeners Annual Garden Tour and has been featured in a garden tour benefitting the Athens Children's Choir.
Persons associated with the garden include Thomas Angell, ASLA (landscape architect, 2005-2007); Kim Ransom (gardener, 2007-present); Dennis Smith (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Frierson Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 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 -- Georgia -- Athens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA191
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23097

Augusta -- Cloister Garth

Former owner:
Thomas, L. A.  Search this
Clay, Harris  Search this
Sculptor:
Olivati  Search this
Nurseryman:
Berckman, P.J  Search this
Landscape architect:
Pray, Hubbard and White  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cloister Garth (Augusta, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Richmond County -- Augusta
General:
The garden was spread over three acres and was arranged in a series of smaller formal garden rooms in an Italian villa theme. The estate contained several Italianate sculptures and the central section of the garden contained a sunken pool, which was surrounded by an oval wall.From the central pool, five different walkways radiated outward. The first long walk extended southward down through a geometric grove and ended in a small rectangular lily pool. Another walkways extended westward towards a formal garden which terminated in a loggia that featured elaborate mosaics. The third and fourth walkways led to the main house. The last walkway headed east through four square planting beds and ended in a small circular goldfish pool. The garden also featured a Chinese tea house and tennis courts. The garden once contained at least 30 Italian cypress, but as of the mid-1980s, very few remained. The garden design was a collaboration between P.J. Berckman of Fruitland Nursery, Mrs. Thomas (a former owner), and the landscape firm of Pray, Hubbard & White of Boston.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Landon Thomas (former owner); Harris Clay (former owner); PJ Berckman of Fruitlands Nursery (nurseryman); and Pray, Hubbard, and White (landscape architects).
Related Materials:
Cloister Garth related holdings consist of 1 folder (23 35 mm. slides)
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 -- Georgia -- Augusta  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA029
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23149

Savannah -- Bonaventure Cemetery

Former owner:
Mulryne, John Colonel  Search this
Tatnall, Joseph, Jr.  Search this
Wiltberger, Peter Captain  Search this
Wiltberger, Witt Major  Search this
Bowen, Samuel  Search this
Provenance:
Trustees Garden Club  Search this
Names:
Bonaventure Cemetery (Savannah, Ga.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Georgia -- Chatham County -- Savannah
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, a brief narrative history of the cemetery, and a photocopy of an article about the cemetery's history.
General:
Bonaventure Cemetery is situated on a high bluff overlooking the Wilmington River and is separated into two distinct sections. The older section of the cemetery was once Bonaventure Plantation and is filled with beautiful monuments and statuary from the past. Of note is the statue of "Little Gracie" designed by local sculptor John Wolz from her portrait. Bonaventure was originally developed as a plantation in 1760, but became a cemetery in the mid-19th century. In 1907 the graveyard was conveyed to the city of Savannah and came under the jurisdiction of the Park and Tree Commission. The Commission has worked through the years planting rare camellias, many colored azaleas, wisteria, magnolias, and live oaks. The Greenwich section is located at the end of a paved road running alongside Bonaventure and has the remains of a magnificent estate. The Greenwich section has been acquired more recently by the city to provide additional space for burials. It is also planted and managed by the Park and Tree Commission.
Persons associated with the garden include: Colonel John Mulryne (former owner, ca. 1760); Joseph Tatnall, Jr. (former owner, ca. 1790); Captain Peter Wiltberger (former owner, 1847-1869); Major Witt Wiltberger (former owner, after 1869); and Samuel Bowen (former owner).
Related Materials:
Bonaventure Cemetery related holdings consist of 2 folders (11 35 mm. slides; 1 glass lantern slide)
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 -- Georgia -- Savannah  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA009
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23206

[Bonaventure Cemetery]: cemetery view, showing "Little Gracie," by John Wolz.

Photographer:
Cobb, Katherine E.  Search this
Sculptor:
Wolz, John  Search this
Names:
Bonaventure Cemetery (Savannah, Ga.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
United States of America -- Georgia -- Chatham County -- Savannah
Date:
1999 May.
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 -- Georgia -- Savannah  Search this
Cemeteries  Search this
Tombstones  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Spanish moss  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Fences -- wrought iron  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item GA009010
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia / GA009: Savannah -- Bonaventure Cemetery
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23882

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