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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Conservatory at Longwood, estate of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre S. du Pont
The conservatory (interior), azaleas from centre walk
Upper Gardens at Longwood, estate of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre S. du Pont
Candium lilies and canterbury bells, upper garden
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
Sundial and walled garden at Winterthur, estate of Henry Francis du Pont
Violas, phlox, divaricata, tulips, lilacs, wisteria, and dogwood
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
Steps to Upper Gardens at Longwood, estate of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre S. du Pont
Climbing Roses, Dr. Van Fleet, Dorothy Perkins and gardenia
Garden of Charles M. Barton
Violas, phlox divaricata, retroflexa tulips alongside stone building; garden swing in background
Gardens at Longwood, estate of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre S. du Pont
American pillar rose on arbor,peonies and larkspur in border bed

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