Life in gardens: fall flower show

Fall flower show, via Library of Congress. . . at P.S. 15, Manhattan, New York City, ca. 1921, by Paul & Co., via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

This hand-colored glass lantern slide was used by Frances Benjamin Johnston in her garden lecture series.

The original black and white photo may have been taken for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.  Its online photo collection has several 1921 pictures of P.S. 15 and P.S. 62 children working in their “nature rooms.”

The Sunday porch: New York City

Murray house, 1922, NYC, by Frances B. Johnston, via Library of CongressAwning-covered back terrace of the Murray house, 129 East 69th Street, New York City, 1922. Hand-colored glass lantern slide by Frances Benjamin Johnston, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

This looks so pleasant, but I also like the view in the other direction.

Murray house, 1922, NYC, by Frances B. Johnston, via Library of CongressLooking from the terrace to the sandbox, same house, photographer, and source.

What a nice-looking small outdoor space for both the parents and a child. (For grass, they had Central Park only three blocks away.)

According to the Library’s online catalogue, this garden was designed by Clarence Fowler. It was awarded the second prize for a city garden at the 1922 City Gardens Club of New York City photography exhibition at the New York Camera Club. Today, the house and garden no longer exist.

Johnston used these slides in her lectures on city and suburban gardens.