W.C. Spruance Lantern Slide Collection

About this collection

This collection contains nearly 200 images of estate and private gardens in and around Wilmington, Delaware. Photographed between 1920 and 1925 by William C. Spruance, an amateur photographer and advisory member of the Wilmington Garden Club, many of the images are either hand colored lantern slides or color Lumiere Autochrome lantern slides. The collection has not been digitized in its entirety. For a detailed description of the entire collection, click here to view the catalog record.

    Image: Alice Lea Spruance's town garden. Click to view.

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Lower Terrace Garden with pond at Granogue, home of Mr. and Mrs. Irénée du Pont
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Conservatory at Longwood, estate of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre S. du Pont
The conservatory (interior), azaleas from centre walk, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Azaleas at the conservatory at Longwood, estate of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre S. du Pont
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Upper Gardens at Longwood, estate of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre S. du Pont
Candium lilies and canterbury bells, upper garden, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Peonies, poppies, iris and climbing rose in the garden of Mrs. H. P. Scott at Lexington
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
In the Lower Garden at Gibraltar, estate of H. Rodney Sharp
In the Lower Garden, with view of fountain and house, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lily and lotus pool with annual border in gardens of Mrs. Harry G. Haskell at Hill Girt
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pond and fountain at Elton, home of Mr. and Mrs. A. Felix du Pont
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Purple clematis, yuccas and phlox, with trellis in the gardens at Winterthur, estate of Henry Francis du Pont
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Walled rose garden at Winterthur, estate of Henry Francis du Pont
A part of the walled rose garden, showing the walkway and wrought-iron gate, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pink poppies and other perennials, with view of trellis, in the gardens at Winterthur, estate of Henry Francis du Pont
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Sundial and walled garden at Winterthur, estate of Henry Francis du Pont
Violas, phlox, divaricata, tulips, lilacs, wisteria, and dogwood, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Sun dial garden in spring at Winterthur, estate of Henry Francis du Pont
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Planting of baby ramblers in the garden of Mrs. Charles G. Rumford
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hybrid perpetual rose garden at Longwood, estate of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre S. du Pont
Hybrid perpetual rose garden, with view of trellis or arbor, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Steps to Upper Gardens at Longwood, estate of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre S. du Pont
Climbing Roses, Dr. Van Fleet, Dorothy Perkins and gardenia, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Fountain in garden of Mrs. Charles L. Patterson at Fair Hill Farm
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Swimming pool at Gibraltar, estate of H. Rodney Sharp
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The Lower Gardens at Gibraltar, estate of H. Rodney Sharp
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Glimpse of the house from bench on landing at Gibraltar, estate of H. Rodney Sharp
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
South gate at Gibraltar, estate of H. Rodney Sharp
Wrought-iron gate and curving walkway, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Old box hedge at Gibraltar, estate of H. Rodney Sharp
Old Box Hedge (boxwood), [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Stairway leading to second terrace at Gibraltar, estate of H. Rodney Sharp
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wisteria and boxwood at side veranda at Gibraltar, estate of H. Rodney Sharp
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Border planting of nepata at St. Amour, home of Mary Belin du Pont
Border planting of nepata along walkway with view of statue under arbor, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, W.C. Spruance lantern slide collection (Accession 1984.217), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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