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Memphis -- Bickie McDonnell Garden

Landscape architect:
Pellet, Tom  Search this
Architect:
Menzer, Oscar  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Bickie McDonnell Garden (Memphis, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, detailed information about the garden's plants, photocopies of articles about the garden, background details from and about the owners, and additional information.
General:
Located on three acres in Memphis, Tennessee, the Bickie McDonnell Garden is comprised of a main lawn, herbaceous border, formal rose and pool gardens, vegetable garden, and upper and lower woodland gardens. Before the house was built or any planting could begin the site was cleared of overgrown privet and mulberry vines, only the white oak and hickory trees were left in place. In 1980 Memphis artist and landscape designer Tom Pellett working with the owner initiated a plan for the property that emphasized the dramatic vistas and discreet gardens. More than just one large garden, the owner has created a series of gardens that merge seemlessly one to the next. Native varieties of wildflowers, trees and shrubs are featured, and river rocks, boulders, old cobblestones and bricks gathered in the region were repurposed as structural elements of the garden.
Dramatic vistas define this garden. Pea gravel and brick walkways, stone paths, and a dry creek bed lead from vista to vista. Hardwood trees, indigenous to the area and the most striking characteristic of the landscape, provide structure and frame long views. Several sculptures are featured in garden rooms, as well as Corinthian columns. A dry creek bed spanned by a wooden bridge is filled with fieldstone and boulders from Arkansas. The main garden paths are comprised of pea gravel edged in brick, with a brick walkway to access the formal rose garden and gazebo.
Persons associated with the garden include Tom Pellett (landscape designer, 1980-present); Jasper Jones (gardener, 1980-present); Oscar Menzev (architect, date unknown).
Related Materials:
Bickie McDonnell Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (32 35 mm. slides (photographs))
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 -- Tennessee -- Memphis  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN031
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10932

Bayou Bend Gardens

Creator:
Webber, Temple  Search this
Hogg, Ima  Search this
Museum Of Fine Arts  Search this
Bayou Bend Garden  Search this
Landscape architect:
London, Ruth  Search this
Fleming, C. C. Pat, d. 1996  Search this
Architect:
Staub, John F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Texas -- Houston
United States of America -- Texas -- Houston
Date:
1986
General:
Wooden bridge over buffalo bayou. Facing southwest from bayou bank.
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:
Spring  Search this
Bridges -- wooden  Search this
Bayous  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX005108
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas / TX005: Houston -- Bayou Bend Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13879

[Dogwoods]: facing north from the edge of the fish pond bordered with native plants to a rustic wooden bridge over the ravine.

Photographer:
Clemons, R. E.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Dogwoods (Houston, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Houston
Date:
1986.
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 -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Trees  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Ravines  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Ferns  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX013029
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas / TX013: Houston -- Dogwoods
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13909

[Bassett House at Montpelier]: pond with wooden bridge.

Photographer:
McConnell, Mary Carter  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Bassett House at Montpelier (Montpelier Station, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Orange County -- Montpelier Station
Date:
2000 Aug.
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 -- Virginia -- Montpelier Station  Search this
Japanese gardens  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Trees  Search this
Bridges -- wooden  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Maple  Search this
Rockwork  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA356002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA356: Montpelier Station -- Bassett House at Montpelier
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref19426

Pittsburgh -- Speyer Garden, The

Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
The Speyer Garden (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents:
22 digital images (2017-2018) and 1 file folder.
General:
The Speyer Garden is a mature quarter acre strolling garden with five rooms begun in 1971 on worn out former farmland that had a shingled house and a few trees. The soil was amended with compost every year, specimen plants were obtained and the rooms were devised to create habitats suitable for the diverse collection. The Asian inspired front garden features trees that include Japanese snowbell hanging over a small lily pond, hinoki cypress, Leland cypress, crabapple, a weeping Norway spruce, dwarf Scotch poodle pine and a Kousa dogwood as well as a stone pagoda. A wooden gate leads to the next garden for herbs, prairie flowers and flowering shrubs that attract butterflies including beautyberry and viburnum, two 60-year-old rhubarb plants and a climbing thorn less blackberry. The blue garden is entered through a rose covered arbor, named for three blue atlas cedars along with hinoki cypress, several Japanese maples, three tree hydrangeas and a small waterfall over two small ponds. There is a small wooden bridge onto the deck that overlooks the main garden comprised of flower and shrub island beds with may apple, cobra lily, various epimediums, and Japanese woodland peonies. Trees and shrubs in the center garden room include Japanese maple and a dawn redwood that shades the rear garden where there are roses, hydrangeas, dogwood, a statue of Hermes, a frog fountain and another pond.

Plants in the understory include heuchera, varieties of hosta, several types of irises, hellebore, poppy, fern, bleeding heart, hardy begonias and ground orchids, sweet William, astilbe, oxalis, and bunchberry dogwood. Winding pebble or wood chip paths, stepping stones and small bridges, covered pergolas and arbor and wooden gates between garden rooms along with the density of plant material, hidden benches and several ponds make the urban garden seem much larger.

Persons associated with the garden include: Silvia Speyer (owner, 1971- ).
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 -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA842
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-ref32873

Pittsburgh -- Choderwood

Former owner:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  Search this
Chimel, Stanley  Search this
Fahey, James P.  Search this
Rogers, Bryan  Search this
Rice, Cynthia  Search this
Creator:
Friday's Perennials  Search this
Kubrick brothers Garden Center  Search this
Zero Fossil  Search this
Pond designer:
Plumline Nursery  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Choderwood (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
26 digital images, 1 DVD and 1 file folder.
General:
The foursquare house on this ¾-acre property was built circa 1908 by the U.S. Army corps of engineers to be used by one of two lockmasters, preferably with large families, employed to maintain busy locks 24/7 on the Allegheny River. The federal government provided some landscaping in the 1930's and 1940's, and there is photographic evidence of a vegetable garden. There were mature white pine, catalpa, river birch, ash and silver maple and stands of invasive Japanese knotweed when the current owners began developing gardens in 2001. The entrance garden behind a nine-foot tall wooden fence was built first, with an arched wooden bridge over a bubbling waterfall and fish pond with koi, shaded by two river birches, a dwarf Japanese maple, oakleaf hydrangea, azaleas, and an understory of Solomon's seal, Japanese painted fern, hellebores and hosta. The shabby chic garden is more formal with intersecting boxwood hedges edging beds of flowering shrubs, roses, bulbs and perennials. The focal point is a two-level cement fountain set in another koi pond with a nearby statue of St. Francis of Assisi. A collection of stone statues of Buddha and a hot tub, with shade perennials and a view of the Allegheny River comprise the Buddha bed. The dam wall garden features an arbor created from fallen branches, stone steps descending 20 feet with ground cover, ferns and daylilies planted on the hillside, a fire pit on the riverbank but no vegetation on the dredged river sand and gravel.
On the main level there is a swimming pool inside a pool house/greenhouse with a retractable roof. Its shady garden has ferns, liriope, spotted dead nettle, ornamental grasses, heuchera, hosta, Joe Pye weed, a meandering stream and another pond with koi and ducks. The pool house walk has a wisteria-covered pergola and birdhouses. The gathering garden has a meditation hut cantilevered over the riverbank with plantings of hydrangea, mountain laurel, hosta, hellebores, astilbe, bellflowers, Japanese anemone and blueberry bushes shaded by white pine. The sunny farm or potager is comprised of raised beds separated by gravel walkways planted with perennial flowers, herbs, vegetables and rhubarb from grandmother's garden. Additional outbuildings include a chicken house with chickens free to roam, a duck house and a shed with solar panels that provide electricity for these buildings.
Choderwood is located between a defunct short line railroad and the Allegheny River, an urban oasis in a formerly industrial location, and is a certified wildlife habitat. The owners have participated in garden tours and host events as well as lodgers on two riverboats.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (former owners, 1908-1957); Stanley Chimel (former owner, 1957-1992); James P. Fahey (former owner, 1992-1994); Bryan Rogers and Cynthia Rice (former owners, 1994-2000); Friday's Perennials (entrance ponds and gardens, 2001); Kubrick brothers Garden Center (stone steps, potager beds, 2002); Plumline Nursery (pond designer and builder); Zero Fossil (garden shed solar panels, 2014)
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 -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA839
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-ref32756

Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan

Collector:
Rosin, Henry D., Dr.  Search this
Rosin, Nancy  Search this
Creator:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920  Search this
Ueno, Hikoma, 1838-1904  Search this
Beato, Felice, b. ca. 1825  Search this
Stillfried, Raimund, Baron von, 1839-1911  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Japanese tea ceremony  Search this
Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1852-1912  Search this
Shōken, Empress, consort of Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1850-1914  Search this
Extent:
616 Items (approximate count)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mammoth plates
Photographs
Photograph albums
Stereographs
Cartes-de-visite
Photographic prints
Place:
Japan
Japan -- 1890-1900
Kyoto (Japan)
Tokyo (Japan)
Yokohama-shi (Japan)
Date:
1860 - ca. 1900
Scope and Contents:
Assembled by collectors Dr. Henry D. Rosin and Nancy Rosin to document nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century photography of Japan. Includes albumen prints, portions handcolored, some signed and numbered in the negative. Taken by photographers Felice Beato (b. ca. 1825), Baron Raimon von Stillfried (1938-1911), Kusakabe Kimbei (active 1880s), Ueno Hikoma (1838-1904), Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929) and unknown photographers to depict architecture, landscapes, formal studio portraits, and daily activities.
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically by the creators.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry and Nancy Rosin were collectors of Japanese photography of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.35
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Ainu  Search this
Photography of women  Search this
Streets -- Japan  Search this
Temples -- Japan  Search this
Samurai  Search this
Sumo wrestlers  Search this
Religion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Mammoth plates
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Photograph albums
Stereographs -- 1860-1900
Cartes-de-visite
Photographic prints
Citation:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Purchase and partial donation.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.35
See more items in:
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-35
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Online Media:

Scleria microcarpa Nees ex Kunth

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Piero G. Delprete  Search this
R. E. Bone  Search this
G. Lolli  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Swamp with 20-60cm of water, permanently inundated, dominated by Eleocharis  Search this
Place:
Commune de Sinnamary. Road to Corosonny, near wooden bridge over creek going to the Grand Pripris de Yiyi, French Guiana, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
25 Mar 1910
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Cyperaceae Cyperoideae
Published Name:
Scleria microcarpa Nees ex Kunth
Barcode:
01122578
USNM Number:
3632332
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Guiana Shield
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e1901528-877b-469a-a3af-28a4bc3cd215
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10630579

Photograph of a foot bridge at Myrtle Grove Plantation

Photograph by:
David Soliday, American  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 3548 pixels × 5228 pixels, 106.16 MB
Type:
digital media - born digital
Place captured:
Green Pond, Colleton County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
after 1977
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
American South  Search this
Nature  Search this
Photography  Search this
Slavery  Search this
United States History  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David Shriver Soliday
Object number:
2014.216.126
Restrictions & Rights:
© David Soliday
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Remnants of the Rice Culture
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54524911f-8de4-479f-bb16-604448a40bb3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.216.126

[Men constructing small wooden bridge over stream.] 12168 interpositive

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Local Numbers:
RSN 25105
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.42 [2].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Bridges  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Lumber trade  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Rivers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 25100-25203
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref22868

[Soldiers cross floating wooden bridge.] 12263 interpositive

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Local Numbers:
RSN 25180
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.42 [2].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Battlefields  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Armed Forces  Search this
Rifles  Search this
Rivers  Search this
War  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 25100-25203
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref22943

[Hershey Department Store]: lawn and bushes outside the store and the large stone house owned by Edwin Hershey.

Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (glass lantern, col., 3 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Hershey Department Store (Hershey, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Dauphin County -- Hershey
Date:
1930
General note:
On the corner of Chocolate and Park Avenues. The large stone house next to the store was torn down in the 1960s to 1970s. Today, the department store building is called the Hershey Press Building which houses several restaurants and is the headquarters for Hershey Entertainment and Resorts.
The wooden garden furniture are similar in design to the wooden bridges Mr. Hershey placed over Spring Creek in the early years of Hershey Park.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Foundation planting  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Industrial buildings  Search this
Rustic work  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item PA679001
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA679: Hershey -- Hershey Department Store
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref13818

Wooden road bridge called Iyi Oka, south of Mgbom village, Afikpo Village-Group, Nigeria

Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Ottenberg, Simon  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Igbo (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1959-1960
Scope and Contents:
This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.
Original caption reads, "Wooden bridge called Iyi Oka, between road south from Mgbom Village and Unwana Village-Group, the latter a related Village-Group to Afikpo. Later it collapsed. Typical of the wooden plank road bridges of the time." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].
Local Numbers:
82/1959-1960

EEPA 2000-070304
General:
Title source: Dr. Simon Ottenberg, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Other Archival Materials:
Simon Ottenberg Papers are located at the National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Transportation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.2000-007, Item EEPA 2000-007-0304
See more items in:
Simon Ottenberg photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2000-007-ref812

Letters from Helen Loring to Parents

Collection Creator:
Loring, William Cushing, 1879-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1903
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
William Cushing Loring papers, 1899-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William Cushing Loring papers
William Cushing Loring papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-loriwill-ref34
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The People of India, Volume One

Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Collection Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume
Culture:
Hindus  Search this
Christians  Search this
Rajput (Indic people)  Search this
Buddhists  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Local Numbers:
FSA A1990.03 1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Indigenous peoples -- South Asia  Search this
Ethnography -- South Asia  Search this
Collection Citation:
The People of India, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Purchase
Identifier:
FSA.A1990.03, Series FSA A1990.03 1
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The People of India A Series of Photographic Illustrations, with Descriptive Letterpress, of the Races and Tribes of Hindustan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Lower International Bridge, El Paso, Texas [postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Source:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Extractive Industries  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
El Paso (Texas)
Rio Grande
Scope and Contents:
Illustration of a bridge joining Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua and El Paso, Texas. The bridge includes a streetcar / trolley moving people across the bridge. The wooden bridge spans the Rio Grande floodplain and river.
General:
Series 1, Box 13, U.S.A.--Texas.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Mexican-American Border Region  Search this
Streets -- Texas  Search this
Bridges -- Texas  Search this
Architecture -- Hispanic American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Picture postcards -- 1900-1920
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / Texas - El Paso
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Llewellyn N. Edwards Papers

Creator:
Edwards, Llewellyn Nathaniel, 1873-1952  Search this
Source:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Cubic feet (7 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Writings
Articles
Reprints
Photographs
Reports
Manuscripts
Notes
Drawings
Correspondence
Date:
1910-1967
Summary:
The collection documents Llewellyn Nathaniel Edwards, a civil engineer and bridge builder.
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes captioned photographs of dirt roads in North Carolina and Mississippi, 1913; articles, including reprints from engineering journals; typed and handwritten notes on bridges; a handwritten, bound bibliography on bridges; typed notes on bridges and bridge history, including some drawings; correspondence, most relating to his research on the history of bridges but also relating to other topics; reports on landslides in California; a partial manuscript (L-Z) for a glossary of terms relating to bridge engineering and construction; a typescript of "A Manual of Bridge Construction;" a manuscript of "Bridge Construction in America"; and extensive correspondence with J. P. Snow on the history of wooden bridges.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1919-1950, 1967

Series 2: Photographs, 1910-1919

Series 3: Articles, 1919-1933

Series 4: Publications, 1910-1942

Series 5: Notes and Writings, 1916-1933

Series 6: Drawings, 1911-1931
Biographical / Historical:
The collection contains the papers of Llewellyn Nathaniel Edwards, a graduate of the University of Maine and an expert on bridges and on concrete. Llewellyn Nathaniel Edwards was born in Otisfield, Maine in 1873. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1898, his C.E. in 1901, and Doctor of Engineering degree in 1927, all from the University of Maine. After graduation he began work as a draftsman for the Boston Bridge Works Company. Between 1905 and 1912, he worked as a bridge designer for various railroad companies, including the Boston and Maine, the Chicago and Northwestern, and the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada. While with the Grand Trunk he was in charge of the reconstruction of five bridges for the city of Toronto, where he began his research in the study of concrete. He was then briefly employed by the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads assigned to the district which included Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, before becoming bridge engineer for the Maine State Highway Commission in 1921. In 1928, he again was employed by the Bureau of Public Roads as a structural engineer, retiring in 1943 Dr. Edwards served as a captain in the Corps of Engineers in World War I. He became an authority on concrete and was author of A Record of History and Evolution of Early American Bridges as well as numerous articles in professional and scientific journals. Dr. Edwards died in 1952.

Source

The biographical note is from the Llewellyn N. Edwards Papers, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department, University of Maine
Materials in Other Organizations:
Llewellyn N. Edwards Papers, 1915-1933, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department, University of Maine
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Canadian Bridges Photograph Albums NMAH.AC1025)
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Wooden bridges  Search this
Roads -- North Carolina  Search this
Roads -- Mississippi  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Bridges -- Design and construction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Writings
Articles -- 20th century
Articles
Reprints
Photographs -- 20th century
Reports
Manuscripts -- 20th century
Notes
Drawings
Correspondence -- 20th century
Citation:
Llewellyn N. Edwards Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0959
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Llewellyn N. Edwards Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Engineering Notebook Collection

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Names:
Ames Iron Works.  Search this
Hendrick Manufacturing Company  Search this
Woodruff and Beach Iron Works.  Search this
Bennett, C.  Search this
Blaisdell, Alfred O.  Search this
Gordon, W. F.  Search this
Reed, James  Search this
Richardson, William J.  Search this
Sheldon, Frank P.  Search this
Snow, J. Parker  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box

)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical descriptions
Technical notes
Financial data
Inspections
Lists
Drawings
Shop orders
Notebooks
Date:
1835-1930
Summary:
Collection of personal notebooks of civil engineers.
Scope and Contents note:
Mainly personal notebooks of engineers, although one is a listing of products of a manufacturer of gears and another is a compilation of shop orders for various products of a manufacturer. They generally contain technical descriptions, drawings, specifications, and financial data.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Engineers  Search this
Topic:
Furnaces  Search this
Architecture -- United States  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Mechanical engineering and engineers  Search this
Mills and mill-work  Search this
Kilns  Search this
Engineering: financial accounting  Search this
Engineering notebooks  Search this
Engineering: shop orders  Search this
Piers  Search this
Docks  Search this
Civil engineering  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Railroad car builders  Search this
Steam-engines  Search this
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical descriptions
Technical notes
Financial data
Inspections
Lists
Drawings
Shop orders
Notebooks
Citation:
Engineering Notebook Collection, 1835-1930, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0225
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Engineering Notebook Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Province of Fars (Iran): Wooden Bridge to Yazd-i Khast or Izad-Khast Complex

Topic:
Early Photography of Iran
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Names:
Islamic Archives  Search this
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 23.8 cm. x 17.8 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Iran
Yazd (Iran)
Date:
1880-1930
Scope and Contents:
"The caption identifies this structure as Izadkhast or Yazd-i Khast. This complex contains the castle of Izad-khast(from Sassanid period), a caravanserai and a bridge of Safavid times. The works inside of the castle belong to different periods from Sassanids to Qajars. The castle of Izad-khast, built on a rock bed, has been resistant to decay and destruction because of its natural base. the image shows part of the castle that is being inhabited by local residents." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
- Handwritten number (inked, probably by Antoin Sevruguin) reads, "196."
- Scratched handwritten number (inked, probably by Antoin Sevruguin) reads, "166?."
- Handwritten information on slip of paper (from a 1943-1944 cash book, produced by the Bathni Brothers, Tehran) reads, "65) Bridge of Yazdi Khast." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information]
- Myron Bement Smith handwritten caption in English reads, "47.P; Box 30.1: Fars - Yazd-i Khwast. Bridge (# 65)." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 60; Folder 44: 47 P: Antoine Sevruguin, glass negatives, Iran]
Arrangement:
According to Myron B. Smith handwritten document (Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 60; Folder 44: 47 P Antoine Sevruguin, glass negatives, Iran), Antoin Sevruguin's 696 glass negatives, at the time of their acquisition, were arranged into 61 boxes without any apparent organization. Today they are housed in archival document boxes, essentially duplicating the original arrangement, and stored on shelves. This glass negative was included into "Box 30."
Biographical / Historical:
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, leaving behind only a fraction of his large collection of glass negatives, which is currently in the Archives of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.4 2.12.GN.30.01
General:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.04, Item FSA A.4 2.12.GN.30.01
See more items in:
Myron Bement Smith Collection
Myron Bement Smith Collection / Series 2: The Islamic Archives / 2.12: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs / 2.12.01: Glass Plate Negatives / Glass Plate Negatives: Sets 1-61
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Wooden bridge over stream

Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4.3 cm x 10.7 cm x .1 cm; 1 11/16 in x 4 7/32 in x 1/32 in
Object Name:
glass stereograph
Date made:
early 20th century
ID Number:
PG.006361.8
Accession number:
239674
Catalog number:
6361.8
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng413a17e6d-a66d-4a1d-a9fa-f98b4de95f15
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_2005417

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