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Lambert Gardens Stereoscopic Views

 
Accession number AR.EP.RL.0615
Creator
Places
Portland (Oregon [United States])
Oregon (United States)
United States
Measurements
3.75 x 3.75 inches
Work types
reel

Description

TRANSCRIPTION

Sawyer's View-Master / Third Dimension Pictures in Natural Color Kodachrome / Natural Color / Stereoscopic Views

7 More Wonders of the World

Lambert Gardens - Portland, Ore.

Rose Court Lambert Gardens / The Sunken Rose Garden / Formal Pool in Sunken Rose Garden / Royal Rose Walk Lambert Gardens / Pergola in Sunken Rose Garden / Entrance to Lambert Gardens Portland, Ore. / Rose Festival Ceremonies

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Reel No. 192. - Sawyers, Portland, Ore.

Made in U.S.A. - Patented

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.095
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.RL.0615
Creator
Places
Portland (Oregon [United States])
Oregon (United States)
United States
Measurements
3.75 x 3.75 inches
Work types
reel