"A photograph is seldom, like a flower, complete and finished in itself," wrote J. Horace McFarland. This was particularly true for hand-colored glass lantern slides, such as this one ca. 1930. The person who colored them, called a "colorist," might often change the color of flowers, making it difficult to know what was true to the garden. Learn more on our blog by clicking the image. Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection. #TrueStory?