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Formal Italian Court, Lambert Gardens, Portland, Oregon

 
Accession number AR.EP.PC.0497
Contributor
Places
Portland (Oregon [United States])
Oregon (United States)
United States
Measurements
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
colorized photograph
Work types
postcard

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744 Formal Italian Court, Lambert Gardens, Portland, Oregon

8A-H3230

Looking across the Formal Italian Court to the Blue Spanish Pool and the White Ghost Tree beyond. Lambert Gardens comprise many formal and informal gardens.

"C.T. Art-Colortone" Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.—Wesley Andrews Co., Portland, Ore.

EXHIBITION

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

As Italian-style gardens spread across the country, they also crossed many social boundaries. Italianate gardens became common in small homes and public parks, and even larger private estates became more accessible to visitors. As their scope grew, so did the variety of stylistic interpretation: native plants and modern aesthetics were often incorporated. A style once reserved for the Renaissance elite became more democratic and at times resembled something much more American than Italian.

In 1926, landscape architect Andrew Lambert began creating Lambert Gardens in Portland, Oregon, independently of any private estate or house. Originally intended as a showcase garden to promote his business, it quickly expanded and attracted over fifty thousand visitors each year. The stereoscopic view reel shown here even includes the garden in a series titled “7 More Wonders of the World,” showing images of the mainly Italian-inspired gardens. The gardens were sold in 1968 and replaced with apartment complexes.

Collection

Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, 054.SUZ.02.PCbox.094
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.PC.0497
Contributor
Places
Portland (Oregon [United States])
Oregon (United States)
United States
Measurements
3.5 x 5.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
colorized photograph
Work types
postcard

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