Swimming Pool early view from above

 
Accession number GP 42-2
Alternative title Swimming Pool early view from above, Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C.
Contributor
Photographer
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Date
1927 - 1930
Measurements
4 x 6 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver print
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints

Description

Overlooking the pool from near the horseshoe steps before the addition of iron railings around the pool, stone ornaments on the Loggia balustrade, or grass in front of the Loggia. Beatrix Farrand, landscape designer, and McKim, Mead & White, architectural firm re-designed the swimming pool and loggia for the Robert and Mildred Bliss.

Photograph taken by unknown photographer, 1927-1930, probably shortly after the pool was lengthened in 1927, based on signs of recent earthwork.

On verso: typewritten label: Swimming pool, early view from above.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

swimming pools
balustrades
trees
Salix alba (species)
Farrand, Beatrix (1872-1959)
McKim, Mead & White
photographs
black-and-white photographs
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)
Accession number GP 42-2
Alternative title Swimming Pool early view from above, Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Washington, D.C.
Contributor
Photographer
Garden Area
Swimming Pool and Loggia
Date
1927 - 1930
Measurements
4 x 6 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver print
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints