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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Upper Gardens at Longwood, estate of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre S. du Pont
Candium lilies and canterbury bells, upper garden
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
Gardens at Longwood, estate of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre S. du Pont
American pillar rose on arbor,peonies and larkspur in border bed
Formal garden at Longwood, estate of Mr. and Mrs. Pierre S. du Pont
Formal garden with candium lilies and canterbury bells, upper garden