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Italian Garden at Brookside, Residence of Wm. Walker, Great Barrington, Mass.

 
Accession number AR.EP.PC.0602
Creator
Places
Great Barrington (Massachusetts [United States])
Massachusetts (United States)
United States
Date
1921
Measurements
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
colorized photograph
Work types
postcard

Description

TRANSCRIPTION

Italian Garden at Brookside residence of WM. Walker. Great Barrington, Mass.

Published by Chas. W. Hughes, Mechanicville, N. Y. Made in U. S. A. / Star Quality CWH

C. T. American Art

A-53426

POSTAGE

1 cent U.S. Postage stamp

Postmarked 29 October 1921

Addressed to Putnam, CT

NOTE

Fri, 5-15 o’clock.

My Dear Children, Have tho’t of you all the afternoon wondering how you come out with your party. Hope you didn’t work too hard. Took a long walk this P.M. Perhaps you remember this place – it’s where you & B. had your pictures taken. Am having a nice time. Billy met me at the train last night. Alice is coming to-morrow night. It’s as expensive to come here as it is for A. to come home but it will be a change / Love – Mother

EXHIBITION

Transplanting the Renaissance: Italian Villa Gardens in America, 1900-1940
May-August 2018

These side-by-side cards (compare to this) provide a visual representation of how both individual elements (fountains, arbors, statues, and terraces) and the broader principles of Italian garden design were translated into an American context. The American gardens retain the classical formality without re-creating the decay and overgrowth of the older Italian models, allowing tradition and modernization to coexist.

Collection

Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, 054.SUZ.02.PCbox.094
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.PC.0602
Creator
Places
Great Barrington (Massachusetts [United States])
Massachusetts (United States)
United States
Date
1921
Measurements
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
colorized photograph
Work types
postcard

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