“Managers(sic) Home, Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.,” ca. 1920s or 30s, via New York Public Library Digital Collections.
Midland Beach (or Woodland Beach) was a popular resort in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
“Cast-iron fountain piece originally from Milan, Italy [ca. 1890], on the lawn of a house in Cortland, New York,” September 1940, by Jack Delano, via (and here) Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
“Unidentified Garden in Long Island, New York,” 1930, a hand-colored glass lantern slide by an unknown photographer, via Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection, Smithsonian Institution (used by permission).
Thoughts of summer. . . we woke up to snow this morning in Stuttgart.
The Archives of American Gardens holds over 60,000 photos and records documenting 6,300 historic and contemporary American gardens. Among them are over 3,100 black and white photographs and 445 glass lantern slides from the J. Horace McFarland Company, from the years 1900 to 1962. The firm printed nursery catalogs, horticultural books, and trade publications.
McFarland was an author and horticulturist, as well as a publisher. He also became an important proponent of environmental conservation and the City Beautiful movement.
“L. E. side,” 1967, by James Jowers, via George Eastman Museum Commons on flickr.
James Jowers worked in New York City and lived on the Lower East Side about the time this photo was taken.
“Mr. Garrity building a wading pool in the backyard for his children,” Yonkers, New York, 1942, by Arthur Rothstein for U.S. Office of War Information, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.