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Roche collection

Photographer:
Roche, John P.  Search this
Roche, Mary Alice  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet
28 Transparencies (col. , 4 x 5 in.)
62 Photographic prints (b&w , 8 x 10 in.)
1 Photographic print (col. , 2.5 x 3.5 inches)
3 Transparencies (col. , 120mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transparencies
Photographic prints
Slides (photographs)
Date:
circa 1954-1970
Summary:
The Roche Collection documents some of the work of John and Mary Alice Roche, garden photographers who photographed numerous gardens throughout the United States. Several of the Roches' images appeared in popular gardening magazines and books on flower arranging from the 1950s and 1960s.
Scope and Contents note:
The Roche Collection includes twenty-five private gardens dating from the 1950s and 1960s photographed by John and Mary Alice Roche in California, Maine, Missouri, New York, and New Jersey. The Roches typically indicated the garden owner name, location, plant varieties and special features on the backs of many of the color transparency mounts and black and white photographs. Some images are labeled as to which publication they appeared in. All images are stamped on the back with original licensing information.
Biographical/Historical note:
John and Mary Alice Roche opened a studio for horticultural photography in Caldwell, New Jersey, in 1945. Together they photographed gardens and flower arrangements for numerous publications including House Beautiful, House and Garden, Horticulture, Popular Gardening, Flower Grower, Farm Journal, American Home, Family Circle, McCall's, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Bulletin as well as for several books. Images by the Roches in newspapers and magazines were credited to 'Roche.'

Both Roches graduated from the Clarence H. White School of Photography in New York City; John Roche later went on to teach there. He was an associate of the Photographic Society of America and a member of the Royal Photographic Society. His work was exhibited in a number of one man shows.

Mary Alice Roche wrote about gardens for a number of magazines and newspapers. She and her husband also lectured on nature photography.

The Roches co-wrote a book, Photographing Your Flowers; a Practical Guide for Indoor and Outdoor Use.

According to the Sensory Awareness Foundation, Mary Alice Roche and Charlotte Selver established the Sensory Awareness Foundation in 1971. Roche was its managing secretary and bulletin editor for many years. She was also a director of The Lifwynn Foundation.
Related Materials:
The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, Tucson, includes photographs taken and/or developed by John P. Roche in its Photograph Collection.
Provenance:
Mary Alice Roche donated the collection of images to the Archives of American Gardens in 2003.
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.
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 -- Missouri  Search this
Gardens -- Maine  Search this
Gardens -- California  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- New Jersey  Search this
Gardens -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Transparencies
Slides (photographs)
Identifier:
AAG.ROC
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-roc
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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:
0 Photographic prints (color, 4 x 6 inches)
0 Photographic prints (black and white, 3 1/2 x 5 inches)
0 Photographic prints (black and white, 8 x 10 inches)
0 contact sheets (black and white)
35mm slides (photographs) (color, 2 x 2 inches)
0 Negatives (35mm negatives, color)
0 Negatives (black & white, 4 x 5 inches)
0 Negatives (120mm negatives, black and white, 2 x 2 inches)
0 film transparency (color, 4 x 5 inches)
0 Transparencies (120mm transparencies, color, 2 x 2 inches)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Contact sheets
Negatives
Film transparency
Transparencies
Film transparencies
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Photographs
Color photographs
Slides (photographs)
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 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.
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  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
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-adm
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Cyperus grayi Torr.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
ex herb. Catholic University  Search this
Place:
Pine Barrens, In Torrey Herbarium, New York Botanical Garden, New Jersey, United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Cyperaceae
Published Name:
Cyperus grayi Torr.
Barcode:
02216192
USNM Number:
3159697
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13215889

Carex littoralis

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
W. M. Canby  Search this
Charles F. Parker  Search this
E. Diffenbaugh  Search this
Place:
Spring Garden, New Jersey, United States, North America
Collection Date:
7 Jun 1868 to 4 Jul 1868
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Cyperaceae
Published Name:
Carex littoralis
Barcode:
02121292
USNM Number:
1184456
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13606947

Carex littoralis

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
W. M. Canby  Search this
Charles F. Parker  Search this
E. Diffenbaugh  Search this
Place:
Spring Garden, New Jersey, United States, North America
Collection Date:
7 Jun 1868 to 4 Jul 1868
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Cyperaceae
Published Name:
Carex littoralis
Barcode:
02121297
USNM Number:
286890
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13606953

Carex littoralis

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
W. M. Canby  Search this
Charles F. Parker  Search this
E. Diffenbaugh  Search this
Place:
Spring Garden, New Jersey, United States, North America
Collection Date:
7 Jun 1868 to 4 Jul 1868
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Cyperaceae
Published Name:
Carex littoralis
Barcode:
02121304
USNM Number:
29278
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13606960

Phlebodium aureum (L.) J. Sm.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
A. L. Schott  Search this
Place:
N.J. Botanical Garden, New Jersey, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Dec 1884
Common name:
golden polypody
Taxonomy:
Plantae Pteridophyte Polypodiales Polypodiaceae
Published Name:
Phlebodium aureum (L.) J. Sm.
Barcode:
01592049
USNM Number:
15456
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12527952

Pyrrosia lingua (Thurb.) Farw.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
A. L. Schott  Search this
Place:
N. J. Botanical Garden, New Jersey, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Dec 1884
Taxonomy:
Plantae Pteridophyte Polypodiales Polypodiaceae
Published Name:
Pyrrosia lingua (Thurb.) Farw.
Barcode:
01588759
USNM Number:
154892
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12525509

Blechnum medium (R. Br.) Christenh.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
A. L. Schott  Search this
Place:
N.J. Botanical Garden, New Jersey, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Dec 1884
Taxonomy:
Plantae Pteridophyte Polypodiales Blechnaceae
Published Name:
Blechnum medium (R. Br.) Christenh.
Barcode:
01523386
USNM Number:
154809
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12382333

Stenochlaena tenuifolia (Desv.) T. Moore

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
A. L. Schott  Search this
Place:
N.J. Botanical Garden, New Jersey, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Dec 1884
Taxonomy:
Plantae Pteridophyte Polypodiales Blechnaceae
Published Name:
Stenochlaena tenuifolia (Desv.) T. Moore
Barcode:
01523174
USNM Number:
154915
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12434515

Pellaea falcata Fée

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
A. L. Schott  Search this
Place:
N.J. Botanical Garden, New Jersey, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Dec 1884
Taxonomy:
Plantae Pteridophyte Polypodiales Pteridaceae
Published Name:
Pellaea falcata Fée
Barcode:
01490730
USNM Number:
154901
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12344871

Corliss Knapp Engle slide collection

Creator:
Engle, Corliss Knapp  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Brochures
Notes
Pamphlets
Slides (photographs)
Programs
Maps
Date:
1969-2001
Summary:
The Corliss Knapp Engle slide collection contains 35mm slides of gardens, garden features, flower shows, and flora photographed by Corliss Engle, a self-taught photographer and horticulturalist. Much of the collection is comprised of photographic documentation of numerous private and public gardens that she visited throughout the United States. Of particular note are images of Engle's own garden in Brookline, Massachusetts, spanning three decades; they provide excellent insight into the development and evolution of a garden over time. Portions of the collection highlight Engle's involvement with the Garden Club of America and the GCA's Garden History and Design Committee. The collection also includes various notes, lecture scripts, brochures, programs and articles on garden and plant-related themes generated or compiled by Corliss Knapp Engle.
Biographical / Historical:
Corliss Knapp Engle (1936-2009), born in Flushing, New York, was a passionate horticulturalist who was closely involved with numerous groups and initiatives relating to horticulture and gardens. As a resident of Brookline, Massachusetts, she was actively involved in the Chestnut Hill Garden Club and the Tree Planting Committee of the Town of Brookline. Corliss Engle was also involved, in varying capacities, in the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and the Garden Club of America (GCA). She was a trustee for both the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and the New England Wild Flower Society. Engle was a recipient of a GCA Achievement Award and four GCA Beattie Medals. The Begonia Society honored her by naming a begonia in her name. As a self-taught photographer she was instrumental in developing a photography program for the Garden Club of America and was particularly involved with the GCA's Garden History and Design Committee which is instrumental in the documentation of gardens for the Garden Club of America Collection at the Archives of American Gardens. Engle's writings and photographs were published in local and national publications including the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts' publication, "Mayflower," and the "White House History" journal.
General:
Collection has been processed.
Related Materials:
Slide images of various plants photographed by Corliss Engle are located at The Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

Images of the Arnold Arboretum photographed by Corliss Engle including those featured in a 2006 exhibition, The Arnold Arboretum Captured in Time: 1982-1987, are located at the Horticulture LIbrary at the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
Separated Materials:
Slide images of various Garden Club of America meetings and events photographed by Corliss Engle are located at the Garden Club of America in New York, New York.
Provenance:
A representative of the Chestnut Hill (Mass.) Garden Club donated the collection on the club's behalf to the Archives of American Gardens in May 2013.
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.
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 -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Rhode Island  Search this
Gardens -- Connecticut  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland  Search this
Gardens -- California  Search this
Gardens -- New York  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts  Search this
Gardens -- New Jersey  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Brochures
Notes
Pamphlets
Slides (photographs)
Programs
Maps
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, [Collection title]
Identifier:
AAG.CKE
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-cke
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[Moore Garden]: wisteria-covered pergola, tulips, and azalea.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Transparencie (col., 4 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Transparencies
Place:
Moore Garden (Summit, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Union County -- Summit
Date:
[between 1960 and 1980]
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 -- New Jersey -- Summit  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Columns, Doric  Search this
Houses  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Wisteria  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Spring  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ123028
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / New Jersey / NJ123: Summit -- Moore Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1213

[Moore Garden]: wisteria-covered pergola, tulips, azalea, and rose beds.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Transparencie (col., 4 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Transparencies
Place:
Moore Garden (Summit, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Union County -- Summit
Date:
[between 1960 and 1980]
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 -- New Jersey -- Summit  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Columns, Doric  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Wisteria  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Spring  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Rose gardens  Search this
Trees  Search this
Dogwoods  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ123029
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / New Jersey / NJ123: Summit -- Moore Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1214

Unidentified Garden in New Jersey: sundial on a rustic rock base.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Sculptor:
Park, Betsy  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:
Unidentified Garden (New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey
Date:
[between 1960 and 1976]
General:
Molly Adams credits Betsy Park as the sculptor of the sundial. Its inscription reads "I Wish Thee As Much Pleasure In The Reading As I Have Had In The Writing," a quote attributed to English poet Francis Quarles.
It is possible that this is the sundial in Anne's Garden located on the grounds of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Gladstone, New Jersey. According to the May 20, 1971 issue of Bernardsville News, the sundial was given by Betsy Park's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Borman, in memory of their son-in-law Robert Wesley Schooley, Jr. who passed away in 1968. The sundial in Anne's Garden was dedicated in 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 -- New Jersey  Search this
Sundials  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Irises (Plants)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film transparencies
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ674001
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / New Jersey / Unidentified / NJ674: Unidentified Garden in New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1261

Lois W. Poinier slide collection

Landscape architect:
Wodell, Helen Page  Search this
Cottrell, Lois Page  Search this
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Extent:
154 lantern slides
1 Album
2,243 color slides
2.25 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Albums
Color slides
Slides (photographs)
Date:
circa 1920-1999
Summary:
The Lois W. Poinier Collection documents the work of Lois W. Poinier, a self-taught garden designer who designed scores of gardens, most of them in New Jersey.
Scope and Contents note:
The Lois W. Poinier Collection contains 1,089 35mm slides documenting before-and-after images of almost 100 gardens designed by garden designer and Garden Club of America member Lois W. Poinier of New Jersey. Most gardens are located in New Jersey, but there are some in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. The collection includes some gardens designed by Poinier's mother, Helen Page Wodell, and aunt, Lois Page Cottrell, who practiced under the firm name of Wodell & Cottrell. The collection is particularly helpful as it shows the evolution of gardens under construction and in their 'finished' state.

The collection also includes an album of images documenting gardens owned by Lois W. Poinier and her mother, Helen Page Wodell in New Jersey and Connecticut as well as an extensive slide lecture and script compiled by Poinier entitled "Ninety Years in a Garden" that documents the story and evolution of three of those gardens in New Jersey. Another series of glass lantern slides of numerous gardens dating from the 1920s and 1930s was used extensively for garden lecture purposes by both women. Finally, there are images by Lois W. Poinier of numerous private and public gardens throughout the United States and the United Kingdom that she visited.
Biographical/Historical note:
Lois W. Poinier is a self-taught garden designer who began her career in association with her mother, Helen Page Wodell. Wodell, along with her sister, Lois Page Cottrell, had established the garden design firm of Wodell & Cottrell, in Short Hills, New Jersey in 1931. The majority of Lois W. Poinier's design work was in New Jersey. Mrs. Poinier is a member of the Garden Club of America.
Provenance:
Lois W. Poinier donated materials to the Archives of American Gardens in 2003, 2011, 2012, and 2014. The 2003 donation was facilited by Catha Rambusch of Wave Hill in Bronx, NY.
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.
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:
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Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lois W. Poinier slide collection.
Identifier:
AAG.PNR
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Lois W. Poinier slide collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-pnr
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Richard Marchand historical postcard collection

Associated name:
Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977  Search this
Fairbanks, Douglas, 1883-1939  Search this
Pickford, Mary  Search this
Colbert, Claudette  Search this
Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966  Search this
Collector:
Marchand, Richard  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1,200 slides, 35mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Date:
circa 1900s-1970s
bulk 1920-1960
Summary:
The Richard Marchand Historical Postcard Collection contains approximately 1,200 35mm slide reproductions of postcard images depicting early twentieth century architectural and garden views of over 600 private estates throughout the United States. The collection includes views of estates owned by popular movie stars of the 1920s and 1930s, including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Claudette Colbert and Buster Keaton.
Scope and Contents:
The Richard Marchand Historical Postcard Collection contains approximately 1,200 35mm slide reproductions of postcard images depicting early twentieth century architectural and garden views of over 600 private estates throughout the United States. The collection includes views of estates owned by popular movie stars of the 1920s and 1930s, including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Claudette Colbert and Buster Keaton.

A number of estates represented in the collection have been destroyed or subdivided over the years. Most of the postcard views indicate the name and location of a particular property, though few include specific captions or are dated. A small number of the views are black and white; the majority were made using various color lithographic properties. The collection does not include copies of the back of the postcards where messages and addresses would have been written.
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.
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 -- West Virginia  Search this
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Postcards  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Richard Marchand historical postcard collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MAR
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-mar

John M. Fogg photographic slides

Photographer:
Fogg, John M. (John Milton), 1898-1982  Search this
Extent:
183 slides (photographs) (35mm, 0.1 cubic feet, 1 slide box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Slides (35mm transparencies)
Color slides
Photographic slides
Date:
1955-1967
Summary:
Collection consists of 183 35mm photographic slides that Dr. John M. Fogg took of a variety of arboreta, botanic gardens, plant nurseries, and other assorted gardens throughout the United States and Canada between 1955 and 1967.
Scope and Contents:
The collection comprises 183 35mm photographic slides taken by Dr. John M. Fogg between 1955 and 1967 documenting a variety of trips to botanic gardens, arboreta, and plant nurseries in the U.S. and Canada. Photographs also include trips taken by Fogg and other members of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta (later the American Public Gardens Association).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into the following series and subseries:

Series 1: Garden images Subseries 1: Gardens in the United States Subseries 2: Foreign Gardens
Biographical Note:
Dr. John Milton Fogg Jr. (b.1898 - d.1982), a botanist, was a professor of botany for over sixty years at the University of Pennsylvania. He was the director of the Morris Arboretum at the University of Pennsylvania between 1954 and 1967. In 1941 Fogg was appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and named Vice Provost of the University of Pennsylvania in 1944. His career in botany was prolific.

Throughout his career Fogg worked to survey the flora of Pennsylvania. He helped to establish a horticulture school at the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania where he served as its first botany instructor. In 1966, Dr. Fogg was appointed Director of the Arboretum of the Barnes Foundation. Fogg wrote and published dozens of books and articles about botany and plants throughout his career. Fogg died in 1982 at the age of 83.
Related Archival Materials:
Records relating to Dr. Fogg's professional career are located at the following repositories: The John Milton Fogg Papers at the Barnes Foundation Archives in Merion, Pennsylvania, and the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania records 1933-2013 at the Morris Arboretum Archives at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pensylvania.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the Archives of American Gardens by the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania in 2017.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit all requests for appointments in writing. 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.
Topic:
Public gardens  Search this
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Botanists -- 1950-1980  Search this
Gardens -- Tennessee  Search this
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Arboretums  Search this
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Nurseries (Horticulture)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (35mm transparencies)
Color slides
Photographic slides
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, John M. Fogg Photographic Slides
Identifier:
AAG.FOG
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John M. Fogg photographic slides
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-fog
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Frederic H. Leubuscher slide collection

Landscape architect:
Leubuscher, Frederic  Search this
Photographer:
Costain, Harold Haliday  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (106 slides, 35mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Date:
circa 1930-1940
Summary:
The Frederic H. Leubuscher Collection contains 106 duplicate 35mm slides documenting examples of Leubuscher's landscape architecture design work in New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island and other locations.
Biographical/Historical note:
Landscape architect Frederic H. Leubuscher (1906-1995) studied civil and mechanical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institution, but his interest in landscape design arose after he created an artificial pool and stream on his father's estate in Essex Fells, NJ. Leubuscher became well-known throughout New England, thanks to his many award-winning exhibits at the International Flower Show and his 6 gold medals from the American Rock Garden Society and the Garden Club of America. He retired from the practice of landscape design in 1945 and went on to design drafting tools for Keuffel and Esser Co.
Provenance:
Donated to the Smithsonian Institution's Horticulture Services Division by Leubuscher's daughter in 2000.
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.
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 -- United States  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Frederick H. Leubuscher Slide Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.LBR
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Frederic H. Leubuscher slide collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-lbr
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[Brooklawn Manor]: foundation planting.

Former owner:
McAlpin, David H., Dr.  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- Morris Plains
Brooklawn Manor (Morris Plains, New Jersey)
Date:
1907 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:
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:
Houses  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Morris Plains  Search this
Containers  Search this
Driveways  Search this
Porticoes  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item NJ486001
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland company collection
J. Horace McFarland company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / New Jersey / NJ486: Morris Plains -- Brooklawn Manor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref10127
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