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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection

Topic:
Landscape architecture
Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
44.5 Cubic feet (4,317 glass negatives. 363 film negatives. 182 glass lantern slides. 12 photograph albums. 56 plans and drawings. 3 monographs. )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Blueprints
Albums
Plans (drawings)
Lantern slides
Date:
1899-1964
Summary:
The Thomas Warren Sears Photograph Collection documents examples of the design work of Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1966), a landscape architect and amateur photographer from Brookline, Massachusetts. Sears, who was based for most of his career in Philadelphia, designed a variety of different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments located primarily in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. In addition to some of Sears' design work, images in the collection document Sears' domestic and foreign travels, design inspirations, and family. The collection includes over 4,800 black and white negatives and glass lantern slides dated circa 1899 to 1930. While most images show private and public gardens, there are a significant number of unidentified views and views photographed in Europe during two trips he took there in 1906 and 1908. Few images are captioned or dated. In addition, there are over 50 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and 3 monographs by or about Sears.
Scope and Contents note:
The Thomas Warren Sears Photograph Collection documents examples of the design work of Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1966), a landscape architect and amateur photographer from Brookline, Massachusetts. Sears, who was based for most of his career in Philadelphia, designed a variety of different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments located primarily in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. In addition to some of Sears' design work, images in the collection document Sears' domestic and foreign travels, design inspirations, and family. The collection includes over 4,800 black and white negatives and glass lantern slides dated circa 1899 to 1930. While most images show private and public gardens, there are a significant number of unidentified views and views photographed in Europe during two trips he took there in 1906 and 1908. Few images are captioned or dated. In addition, there are over 50 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and monographs by or about Sears. Several of the glass lantern slides are duplicates of glass plate negatives in the collection. They apparently were chosen by Sears to illustrate some of his best design work, perhaps for lecture or client purposes.

In addition, there are 56 plans and drawings, most notably for Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland and Reynolda in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They range in date from 1917 to 1937 and from 1955 to 1964. Sears photographed some of his early plans; they are included in with the photographic images. Sears also photographed a handful of design plans by landscape architect Sibley Coslett Smith who practiced in Providence, Rhode Island; Sears and Smith shared the same business address there.

The Thomas Warren Sears Collection does not fully document the extent of Sears' design work. The use of glass plate negatives—which make up the bulk of the Thomas Warren Sears Collection—as a photography medium waned sometime during the first quarter of the twentieth century. As a result, the images in the Sears Collection capture examples of Sears' early to mid-career design work but they do not include jobs designed by Sears during the latter half of his design career.
Arrangement note:
The glass plate negatives were originally housed in numerous cardboard boxes manufactured for the sale of undeveloped glass plate negatives. Sears annotated the outside of the boxes with project or client names and/or locations, but the contents do not always match these labels. In addition, because very few of the glass plate negatives and lantern slides were labeled or captioned, it is not always evident where one job ended and another began if multiple projects were stored in the same carton. As a result, there are many instances in the Sears Collection where images have been inadvertently mislabeled because their identification is not apparent. Misidentified images are subject to correction as their proper identification is discovered. Each project has been assigned its own unique AAG job number based on its geographic origin. Those groups of images that have not been identified as to their location have been assigned a project number starting with 'SRS.' The collection is arranged into 3 series: 1) Photographic images (including glass plate negatives, film negatives, glass lantern slides, and photograph albums) 2) Plans and Drawings 3) Monographs
Biographical/Historical note:
Thomas Warren Sears was born in 1880 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University in 1903 and Bachelor of Science degree in landscape architecture from the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard in 1906. Sears was an amateur photographer who won awards for his photography while at Harvard. In 1915 his images were published in the monograph, Parish Churches of England. After graduation he worked for the firm of Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects for two years and then briefly practiced in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1913, Sears established a landscape design office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he spent the remainder of his professional career. Sears at one point was in a professional partnership; some of his design plans list the firm name of Sears and Wendell. He was made a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1921.

Sears designed many different types of landscapes ranging from private residences, schools, and playgrounds to parks, cemeteries, and urban housing developments. His designs were primarily located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. Just a few of his private landscapes include Marengo in Easton, Maryland; Sunnybrook, the Isaac H. Clothier, Jr. estate in Radnor, Pennsylvania; and Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland. In 1915, Sears started work on Reynolda, a country estate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He generated design plans for the property intermittently over the next two decades. Reynolda's formal gardens, greenhouses, and acres of fields and woodlands subsequently became part of Wake Forest University.

During World War I, Sears designed Army camps in Battle Creek, Michigan and Spartanburg, South Carolina. He also helped lay out Langley Field, at that time an experimental aviation field in Hampton Roads, Virginia. In the 1940s, Sears designed the amphitheater at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania for concerts, outdoor performances, and other special events. During that decade he also worked on Colonial Revival gardens at Pennsbury, William Penn's country estate in Bucks County, Pennsylvania located by the Delaware River. Sears retired in 1964 and died in 1966.
Related Archival Materials note:
The Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Project (PAB), administered by The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, includes references to design projects by Sears.

Harvard University's Loeb Library includes a number of images by Sears, some of them documenting gardens that he designed.

Harvard University's Fine Arts Library, Special Collections includes a collection of photographs and negatives of English parish churches by Sears, c. 1908. Some of the images were published in the monograph, Parish Churches of England.

The Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina includes plans by Sears of Reynolda in its Estate Archives.
Provenance:
Gift of Eleanor Sears Tibbetts, Sears' daughter, to the Horticulture Services Division (later Smithsonian Gardens) in 1992.
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:
For information or study purposes only. 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:
Photographers  Search this
Landscape architects  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Switzerland  Search this
Gardens -- Scotland  Search this
Gardens -- Italy  Search this
Gardens -- Germany  Search this
Gardens -- France  Search this
Gardens -- England  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Blueprints
Albums
Plans (drawings)
Lantern slides
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-srs
Additional Online Media:

[Marengo]: the well house, with part of the house on the left.

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
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. 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
Wellheads  Search this
Wells  Search this
Garden structures  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Houses  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070045
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4655

[Marengo]: looking along the grass path from the area in front of the well house.

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
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. 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
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Benches  Search this
Walkways, grass  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070047
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4656

[Marengo]: looking along the grass path from the garden to the well house, with the house on the left.

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
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. 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
Wellheads  Search this
Wells  Search this
Garden structures  Search this
Houses  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070046
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4729

[Marengo]: the garden in spring.

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
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. 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
Arbors  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Edging plants  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Birdbaths  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070043
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4653

[Marengo]: the well house.

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
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. 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
Wellheads  Search this
Wells  Search this
Garden structures  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070044
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4654

[Marengo]: the rose garden and one of the arbors.

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
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. 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
Arbors  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Walkways, grass  Search this
Benches  Search this
Rose gardens  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Trees  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070040
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4650

[Marengo]: the garden in spring.

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
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. 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
Arbors  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Sundials  Search this
Edging plants  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Birdbaths  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070041
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4651

[Marengo]: the garden in spring.

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
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. 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
Arbors  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Sundials  Search this
Edging plants  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070042
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4652

[Marengo]: brick stairs leading up to the garden, with the house on the left and the pergola in the background.

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
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. 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
Ivy  Search this
Walkways, grass  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Stairs, brick  Search this
Houses  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070038
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4648

[Marengo]: the rose garden and one of the arbors, with the house and pergola in the background.

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
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. 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
Arbors  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Awnings  Search this
Porches  Search this
Walkways, grass  Search this
Houses  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070039
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4649

[Marengo]: the pergola, looking toward the house.

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
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. 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
Pergolas  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Latticework  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070036
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4646

[Marengo]: the pergola, showing part of the garden and the house.

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
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. 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
Pergolas  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Latticework  Search this
Walkways, grass  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Porches  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Houses  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Clematis  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070037
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4647

[Marengo]: rose arbor leading to the rose garden and its sundial.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
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. 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:
Arbors  Search this
Sundials  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Roses, climbing  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070026
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4638

[Marengo]: looking from the rose garden to the house, showing the circular birdbath, and the pergola on the right.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
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. 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:
Arbors  Search this
Walkways, grass  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Birdbaths  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Houses  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070027
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4639

[Marengo]: the garden in spring, showing bulbs, boxwood, and a water view.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
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. 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
Shrubs  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Irises (Plants)  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Birdbaths  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070028
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4640

[Marengo]: part of the garden in spring, looking toward the Miles River.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
General:
This image was published in American Society of Landscape Architects Illustrations of Work of Members (New York: The House of J. Hayden Twiss Publishers, 1931). Images such as this one showing a fully mature garden probably date from the later years of the date range (1913-1930) assigned to the installed garden as a whole.The date of this publications
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. 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
Walkways, grass  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Irises (Plants)  Search this
Fields  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Awnings  Search this
Porches  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Rivers  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070029
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4641

[Marengo]: clematis-covered pergola and boxwood, with the Miles River in the distance.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
General:
Marengo overlooked the Miles River, with thw town of St. Michaels in the distance. The Victorian/Gothic house was built in the 1890s and consisted of two and one-half stories with a two story kitchen. In the early twentieth century the house underwent some alterations and the gardens were designed by Thomas Sears. The gardens and house were maintained until both were demolished in 1979.
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. 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
Pergolas  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Walkways, grass  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Clematis  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070030
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4642

[Marengo]: the pergola and garden in spring.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
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. 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
Pergolas  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Birdbaths  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070031
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4643

[Marengo]: the garden in spring, showing the full realization of Sears' design.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Bigelow, J. W.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 5 x 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maryland -- Easton
United States of America -- Maryland -- Talbot County -- Easton
Marengo (Easton, Maryland)
Date:
[between 1913 and 1930]
General:
Other images of the garden, such as MD070003 and MD070006, show a different stage of its development. In these there are no pergola, sundial, circular birdbath, or office building beyond the pergola (all features of Sears' design and image MD070032). There are differences in plant material as well. The implications of this for image dating are intriguing, perhaps indicating that installation of various design elements occurred over a number of years.
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. 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
Pergolas  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Walkways, grass  Search this
Sundials  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Easton  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD070032
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Maryland / MD070: Easton -- 'Marengo,' Bigelow, Mrs. J. W.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4644

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