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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In the Lower Garden at Gibraltar, estate of H. Rodney Sharp
In the Lower Garden, with view of fountain and house
South gate at Gibraltar, estate of H. Rodney Sharp
Wrought-iron gate and curving walkway
Town garden of Mrs. Harry G. Haskell
House, walkway with trellis in background
Garden of Mrs. Charles G. Rumford
The lawn and perennial beds, iris, peonies and oriental poppies
The Upper Garden at Winterthur, estate of Henry Francis du Pont
The Upper Garden in tulip time with wisteria and arbor in background