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Urn Terrace, with vase, gravel, and Mexican pebbles looking south

 
Accession number GP 47-18
Alternative title Urn Terrace, looking south
Photographer
Garden Area
Urn Terrace
Date
1958 - 1975
Measurements
8 x 10 inches
Materials/Techniques
gelatin silver print
Work types
photographs
black & white photographs
photographic prints

Description

Four copies in collection all with white borders, 8.0 x 10.0 inches. Information on verso similar: Typewritten label: "Urn Terrace, looking north" [north crossed out in pencil and replace with] "south." Handwritten in pencil: "67.235.14." Second typewritten label on copy 4: "Urn Terrace, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C."

Photographer unidentified.

Undated, probably created between 1958-early 1970s. Ruth Havey redesigned the space around the urn and pedestal by adding a Mexican pebble design in 1958. The grass was replaced with gravel also around 1957-1958. Grass and gravel was alternated over the years until the grass was set permanently in place in the early 1970s.

Title created by cataloger.

Subjects

vases
pedestals
gardens (open spaces)
gravel
ivy
hedges
pebble (rock)
limestone
walls
shrubs
brick (clay product)
paths
walkways
garden walks
trees
black-and-white photographs
photographs
 

Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington (D.C.)