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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.

Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Stege, Friede  Search this
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Extent:
Photographic prints (color, 4 x 6 inches)
Photographic prints (black and white, 3 1/2 x 5 inches)
Photographic prints (black and white, 8 x 10 inches)
Contact sheets (black and white)
35mm slides (photographs) (color, 2 x 2 inches)
Negatives, 35mm negatives (color)
Negatives (black & white, 4 x 5 inches)
Negatives, 120mm negatives (black and white, 2 x 2 inches)
Film transparency (color, 4 x 5 inches)
Transparencies, 120mm transparencies (color, 2 x 2 inches)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Film transparencies
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Photographs
Color photographs
Negatives
Slides (photographs)
Contact sheets
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
circa 1960-1994
Summary:
The Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection documents the work of Molly Adams, a free-lance garden photographer who photographed hundreds of private and public gardens, many of them in the mid-Atlantic region, from the late 1950s through the mid-1990s. It includes slides, photographic prints, negatives and transparencies. A significant number of images document the work of landscape designers Nelva M. Weber, Alice Recknagel Ireys, and Friede Stege. Roughly 50 gardens do not have an identified location. Some images have captions and other information written on them.
Scope and Contents:
The Maida Babson Adams American Gardens Collection includes a total of 7,606 images documenting close to 400 gardens photographed by Molly Adams from the 1950s to the 1990s. Although most images document gardens in New Jersey, the collection also includes gardens in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania. While the vast majority of gardens in the collection are private, there are also some public gardens and venues like the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in New Jersey, the International Flower Show in New York City, and the White House in Washington, D.C. A number of gardens were photographed during organized garden or horticultural tours or annual meetings of the Garden Club of America. A significant number of images document the work of landscape designers Alice Ireys, Nelva Weber, and Friede Stege. Approximately 85 gardens in the collection are unidentified as to their location and/or client. Relatively few images are captioned or dated; Adams often labeled a film envelope or back of a photograph or contact sheet with just a client surname and the designer (if it was Ireys, Weber, or Stege). In some cases, additional information about a garden's location or owner's full name was gleaned from the finding aids for the Alice Recknagel Ireys Papers or the Nelva Weber Papers. Some images were accompanied by clippings from newspapers or magazines that featured one or more related images by Adams; most of these clippings date from the 1950s and 1960s. There is also a file of general clippings of Adams' work; many of these do not identify the garden that is shown.

Most of the images are black and white, though there are a number taken in color. Adams' contact sheets and photo envelopes were sometimes marked with cropping marks or photo developing notes respectively.
Biographical / Historical:
Molly (Maida Babson) Adams (1918 - 2003) had a 40+ year career as a nationally recognized free-lance garden and wildlife photographer and conservationist. Her images were published under the name "Molly Adams." Adams was born in Orange, New Jersey and lived over fifty years in Mendham Township, New Jersey. As a teenager she became interested in photography; she later attended the New York Institute of Photography and became a member of the New York Camera Club.

Her photographs were featured in numerous newspapers and magazines including the "New York Times," "New York Herald Tribune," "House Beautiful," "Horticulture," "Home Garden," and "Audubon." During the Kennedy administration, she photographed the White House Rose Garden; these photographs were later published in "Flower Grower."

Adams provided hundreds of photographs for "How to Plan and Plant Your Own Property" (1967) by landscape architect Alice Recknagel Ireys and "How to Plan Your Own Home Landscape" (1976) by landscape designer Nelva M. Weber. Her images were also published in books including "The Reader's Digest Practical Guide to Home Landscaping," and "The Complete Illustrated Book of Garden Magic." Adams also occasionally wrote garden-themed articles. A longtime member in the Somerset Hills (NJ) Garden Club, which is part of the Garden Club of America, Adams once served as the latter's official photographer.

In the 1960's Adams' photographs drew attention to conservation issues related to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern New Jersey. These widely publicized photographs rallied public support against the proposed destruction of the Great Swamp for the construction of an airport. Adams was also active as a member of the Mendham Township Environmental Commission and the North Jersey Conservation Foundation. In the 1980's she was awarded the Buckley Medal of Merit for Horticultural Achievement by the Garden Club of America for her photographs used in the postcard campaign "Save Our Vanishing Wild Flowers."
Related Archival Materials Note:
The Alice Recknagel Ireys Papers in the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, include photographs by Molly Adams.

The Nelva Weber Papers in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell University Library in Ithaca, New York, likely include photographs by Molly Adams.
Separated Materials:
The North Jersey History & Genealogy Center at The Morristown & Morris Township Library in New Jersey has a collection of images by Molly Adams showcasing nature scenes and birds.
Provenance:
Adams' family donated her collection of garden images to the Smithsonian's Archives of American Gardens after her death in 2003.
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 -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Connecticut  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts  Search this
Gardens -- New Jersey  Search this
Gardens -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Film transparencies
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Photographs
Color photographs
Negatives
Slides (photographs)
Contact sheets
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64551e192-9900-4d6c-9a87-0322776b8d93
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-adm
Online Media:

[Picardo Garden]: wildflower meadow.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Safety film negative (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Picardo Garden (United States)
United States of America
Date:
[between 1960 and 1994]
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Trees  Search this
Meadows  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Poppies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item ADM036003
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / Series 2: Unidentified Location / ADM036: Picardo Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb631dc5d9f-391c-4fd1-862c-0fa5e7778613
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1642

[Picardo Garden]: house seen through wild flower meadow.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Safety film negative (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Picardo Garden (United States)
United States of America
Date:
[between 1960 and 1994]
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Trees  Search this
Houses  Search this
Meadows  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Poppies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item ADM036007
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / Series 2: Unidentified Location / ADM036: Picardo Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb613da8623-501d-4053-b3a7-3e167a8a24a5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1644

[Picardo Garden]: house seen through wildflower meadow.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Safety film negative (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Picardo Garden (United States)
United States of America
Date:
[between 1960 and 1994]
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Houses  Search this
Meadows  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Poppies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item ADM036011
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / Series 2: Unidentified Location / ADM036: Picardo Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6538bba84-bce2-41aa-8a45-dcf65633fc38
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1645

[Platt Garden]: Pond.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (color, slide., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- New Hope
Platt Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Philadelphia
Date:
1971 May
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Columbines  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Bleeding heart (flower)  Search this
Primroses  Search this
Flowering trees  Search this
Dogwoods  Search this
Weeping willow  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item PA636024
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA636: New Hope -- Platt Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68b5b8457-ddfd-41c2-8174-2180eafde6a6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref33915

[Platt Garden]: Springhouse and house from pond.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (color, slide., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- New Hope
Platt Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Philadelphia
Date:
1971 May
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Flowering trees  Search this
Dogwoods  Search this
Weeping willow  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Houses  Search this
Springhouses  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item PA636025
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA636: New Hope -- Platt Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f91a4429-da52-4750-b4d2-2fe951c153bb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref33916

[Miscellaneous Trees, Shrubs and Plants]: Chelone obliqua 'Alba', a wild flower commonly called turtlehead.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection 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
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Date:
[between 1900 and 1906]
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Wild flowers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item SRS001284
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Massachusetts / SRS001: Boston or Cambridge -- Arnold Arboretum or the Harvard Botanic Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6111b3836-56e1-41bd-9bb1-dae3abca4fa9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref3448

[Giddings Property]: looking from the West Annapolis property toward the Severn River and the Baltimore & Annapolis Short Line Railroad bridge.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Giddings, Elizabeth  Search this
Collection 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
Extent:
1 Glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Giddings Property (Annapolis, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Anne Arundel County -- Annapolis
Date:
[between 1905 and 1915]
General:
The initial Olmsted plan for the site was prepared in 1907; it is likely that Sears' photographs predate that plan.
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Meadows  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Fields  Search this
Rivers  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD217003
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Maryland / MD217: Annapolis -- Elizabeth Giddings Property
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e399e2f2-e7e8-46b7-b073-a9d05ac0cfc8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4421

[Crone Garden]: spring flowers amidst trees.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Film transparency (col., 4 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Film transparency
Film transparencies
Place:
Crone Garden (Summit, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Union County -- Summit
Date:
1968.
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Summit  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Daffodils  Search this
Primroses  Search this
Ferns  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Mertensia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film transparencies
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ414012
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut / NJ414: Summit -- Crone Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67bc37129-99b3-4abd-9016-a165caa2b19a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1220

[Hartwood Garden]: View from terrace toward meadow and woodlands.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (color, slides., 35 mm. )
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Hartwood Garden (Bernardsville, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Bernardsville
Date:
1987 July
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Bernardsville  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Meadows  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ142040
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut / NJ137: Bedminster -- Dunwalke East
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb621192f86-a6d3-4abb-973b-993cfd0dddb9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref33075

[Reisner Garden]: Woodland garden in spring, with tiarella (foamflower) and trilliums in foreground.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (color, slide., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Reisner Garden (Morristown Area, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morristown
Date:
1977 May
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Morristown  Search this
Trees  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Tiarella  Search this
Trilliums  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Walkways, stone  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Rockwork  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ454013
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut / NJ568: Mountain Lakes -- Unidentified Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6296c1e12-14d8-4727-a550-17c86134eb70
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref33864

[Reisner Garden]: Woodland garden area near house.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (color, slide., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Reisner Garden (Morristown Area, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morristown
Date:
1977 May
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Morristown  Search this
Trees  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Geraniums  Search this
Houses  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Screen porches  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ454014
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut / NJ568: Mountain Lakes -- Unidentified Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d9436559-b039-4fb3-b8a3-28b06a1d9f1b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref33865

[Reisner Garden]: Woodland garden, showing tiarella, trilliums, ferns, and azaleas.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (color, slide., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Reisner Garden (Morristown Area, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morristown
Date:
1977 May
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Morristown  Search this
Trees  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Tiarella  Search this
Trilliums  Search this
Ferns  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Walkways, stone  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ454015
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut / NJ568: Mountain Lakes -- Unidentified Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb690593487-cdac-40e8-b08f-0177fad449d4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref33866

[Reisner Garden]: Ferns in woodland garden.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (color, slide., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Reisner Garden (Morristown Area, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morristown
Date:
1977 May
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Morristown  Search this
Trees  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Ferns  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Houses  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ454016
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut / NJ568: Mountain Lakes -- Unidentified Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6687d238c-cfd7-4579-a760-d67c2af7bb4f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref33867

[Pyne Garden]: Mature summer border looking toward back of house.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (color, slide., 35 mm. )
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Pyne Garden (Peapack, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Peapack
Date:
1994 August
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Peapack  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Houses  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Phlox  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ453071
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut / NJ476: Plainfield -- Unidentified Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ff209666-2ff6-472f-9bb0-228796fc1585
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref33928

[Stony-Brook Cottage]: border with ferns and other native plants.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Contact print (black-and-white, 2 x 2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Contact prints
Place:
Stony-Brook Cottage (Westport, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield -- Westport
Date:
[between 1960 and 1966]
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Southport  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Trees  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Ferns  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item CT343008
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Garden Images by Subject / 1.2: Delaware / CT317: Weston -- Miles Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6fd2acbfa-f4c3-468e-962c-ff465f02f3c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref632

[Suter garden]: view from the house looking toward the mountains.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (black-and-white)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Suter garden (Mill River, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Mill River
Date:
1973 Jul.
See others in:
Suter garden, 1973.
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Wild flowers  Search this
Panoramas  Search this
Mountains  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Mill River  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item MA336008
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Garden Images by Subject / 1.9: Oregon / MA330: Great Barrington -- Tredinnock
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6772b3e8c-145c-451d-b9d6-8e4707610da0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref699

[Suter garden]: the hillside perennial and wild flower garden.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col., 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Suter garden (Mill River, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Mill River
Date:
1973 Jul.
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Wild flowers  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Heather  Search this
Yarrow  Search this
Alcea  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Trees  Search this
Houses  Search this
Hillside planting  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Yucca  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Mill River  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item MA336032
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Garden Images by Subject / 1.9: Oregon / MA330: Great Barrington -- Tredinnock
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62bd208dc-cb1d-4de9-88a5-d0b852574fc2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref700

[Suter garden]: view of the hillside garden looking toward the woods.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col., 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Suter garden (Mill River, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Mill River
Date:
1973 Jul.
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Wild flowers  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Heather  Search this
Yarrow  Search this
Alcea  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Trees  Search this
Hillside planting  Search this
Yucca  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Mill River  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item MA336033
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Garden Images by Subject / 1.9: Oregon / MA330: Great Barrington -- Tredinnock
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60f9851a9-970c-4ef4-9c69-977a1380328e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref701

Far Hills -- Buttonbrook

Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Former owner:
Voorhees, Edward LeRoy, b. 1895  Search this
Voorhees, Ruth S., d. 1998  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Buttonbrook (Far Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Far Hills
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets, correspondence, and photocopies of articles about the garden.
General:
This site included a number of different garden settings and featured extensive plantings of wild flowers and native plants as well as a pond. Nelva M. Weber appears to have been responsible for the design of a decorative brick walk, patio, and borders along one side of the house. She may have also designed a picket fence-enclosed garden featuring a brick walkway, small pool, and boxwood. A rustic garden shed hosted a wisteria vine at one end of an extensive vegetable garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Edward LeRoy and Ruth S. Voorhees (former owners, before 1998) and Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Buttonbrook related holdings consist of 2 folders (2 slides (photographs); 1 film transparency; 69 safety film negatives; 5 contact prints; 1 photographic print)
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Collection 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.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Far Hills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ108
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6cf791cd7-bb16-41d5-a3c0-e6e5687e25cb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref800

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