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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Pond in the gardens of Alice Lea Spruance at The Patch
[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
Children in boat on the pond in the gardens of Alice Lea Spruance at The Patch
[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
Woman on bench in the gardens of Alice Lea Spruance at The Patch
Phlox divaricata, tulips, and Lonicera tartarica, [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
Naturalized narcissis in woods 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
Candytuft, tulips and lonicera in town garden of Alice Lea Spruance
House located at 2507 W. 17th St., [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
Driveway and flowering cherry tree 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
Narcissi and grape hyacinths in woods 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
Terrace garden with climbing roses 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
Spirea and forsythia on lawn 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
Woods with narcissis or daffodils 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
Sweet William beds with pergola in garden of Mrs. Leroy Harvey at Osborne Hill
[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
Annuals along spillway pond 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
Climbing roses 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
Tulips and Phlox divaricata in the garden of Mrs. Edward Calvin Ferriday
[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
Gardens of Victorine du Pont Foster at Virieux
Iris cristata, lilies of the valley and azaleas in woods along driveway, [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
Gardens at Winterthur, estate of Henry Francis du Pont
Bed planting of pink snapdragon alongside pond near garden 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
The Upper Garden at Winterthur, estate of Henry Francis du Pont
The Upper Garden in tulip time with wisteria and arbor in background, [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
Violas, tulips and wisteria 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
Flowering crabs at St. Amour, home of Mary Belin du Pont
Flowering crabs (Malus Parkmani), [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
Lawn border, iris and dogwood with woman sitting on chair at The Patch, home of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Spruance
[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
Lonicera tartarica and grandiflora rose in the gardens of Alice Lea Spruance at The Patch
[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
Pigeon cote at the Patch, home of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Spruance
Pigeon roost in woods, [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
Azalea amonea and evergreens in garden of Mrs. Charles M. Levis at Kennetside
[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
Mrs. H. P. Scott in fountain garden 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
Garden of Mrs. H. P. Scott at Lexington
Pink geranium and lohengrin and Pallida dalmatica iris with view of trellis, [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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