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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Garden of Mrs. Leroy Harvey at Osborne Hill
Roses, foxglove, hemerocallis (daylilies) etc.
Autumn leaves at The Patch, home of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Spruance
Autumn leaves, dogwoods, oaks, beech, willow and maple
Garden of Mrs. Howard Pyle
Three Van Fleet roses and two American pillar roses growing on front of house at 2317 W.17th St.
Daffodils in the woods at Winterthur, estate of Henry Francis du Pont
Narcissus (daffodils) planting in the woods
Garden of Mrs. H. P. Scott at Lexington
Baby's breath (Gypsophila paniculata), Japanese iris, pinks and penstemon with trellis
Hill Girt, home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Haskell
Garden, house, and driveway with cars

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