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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Woods at The Patch, home of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Spruance
The woods from lawn, dogwood, lindera benzoin, wild cherry, oak and poplar
Gardens of Victorine du Pont Foster at Virieux
Pink dogwood, azalea amoena and kanthoceros sorbifolia
Gazebo at The Patch, home of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Spruance
A summer house at the patch, gazebo in woods
Gardens of Victorine du Pont Foster at Virieux
Iris cristata, lilies of the valley and azaleas in woods along driveway
Daffodils in the woods at Winterthur, estate of Henry Francis du Pont
Narcissus (daffodils) planting in the woods