Jacqueline Kennedy writing to Fosburgh discussing paintings, (several of famous Americans) to purchase or donate, presumably to hang in the White House. Citation: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Hyannis Port, Mass. letter to James Whitney Fosburgh, 1961 Oct. 22. James Whitney Fosburgh papers, Arc...
Climbing Caroline Testout roses at an unidentified garden/house, c. 1930. In their ability to climb and enhance the appearance of built structures, roses were the perfect plant to bridge McFarland's interests in gardening and cleaning up cities. Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection. #ArchivesMonth2013
The Gruppengeiser Garden is an example of a pleasant little cottage garden, seen here in a photograph from 1929. No goblins or ghouls in sight! Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection. #ArchivesMonth2013
On Halloween especially, we tend to think of cemeteries as spooky places. But in the nineteenth century, large garden cemeteries, such as Swan Point (1846) in Providence, Rhode Island depicted in this image c. 1930, were pleasant places more akin to the urban parks that would soon follow. Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection #ArchivesMonth2013 #TrueStory
Trick or Treat? Hershey's is known for making some of the chocolate treats many of us are fond of on Halloween. But did you know the company's founder, Milton Hershey, also created a rose garden in the town that bares his name? A "treat" for the eye and nose, the Hershey Rose Garden, depicted in this glass lantern slide, was completed in 1937. Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection. #ArchivesMonth2013 #TrueStory
Arp 147 contains a spiral galaxy (right) that collided with an elliptical galaxy (left), triggering a wave of star formation. Many of these newly-born massive stars raced through their lives and ended with supernova explosions, some as black holes. A ring of these black holes can be seen in the Chandra data (pink) around the spiral galaxy.
Invitation to the 1927 Mardi Gras Carnival put on by the Society of American Illustrators in the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Roosevelt. Citation: Carnival Mardi Gras 1927, 1927 Mar. 18. Mary Fanton Roberts papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.