[Unidentified townhouse garden, probably in New York, New York. (LOC)

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    Johnston, Frances Benjamin,, 1864-1952,, photographer.

    [Unidentified townhouse garden, probably in New York, New York. Lattice fence]

    [ca. 1922]

    1 photograph : glass lantern slide, hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in.

    Notes:
    On slide: Blue star sticker and red seal sticker.
    For another image of this garden, see LC-J717-X107-24.
    Slide for lecturing on city and suburban gardens.
    Title, date, and subject information provided by Sam Watters, 2011.
    Forms part of: Garden and historic house lecture series in the Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection (Library of Congress).

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

    Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.16669

    Call Number: LC-J717-X107- 25

    1. mystuart 22 months ago | reply

      Delightful!
      What makes you think "New York"? Was she working principally there at the time this seems to date from? Could it not just as easily be Washington DC? or Baltimore? or Philadelphia? or Richmond?

    2. Chris Bloom 22 months ago | reply

      Looks quite modern, I find that with old colour photographs, they always seem newer than black & white ones.

    3. Bren926 22 months ago | reply

      The architecture of the background buildings does make it seem like Philadelphia.

    4. Ryan (LOC P&P) 21 months ago | reply

      Thanks to all of you for your interest and comments about this photograph. Please continue the conversation. I'll add one note about the title. When we use "probably" in the title, it means that we are speculating based on the best information we have at hand. In this case, we used the same words that researcher Sam Watters had indicated in his notes. We welcome your research regarding the location of this photograph.

    5. The Library of Congress 21 months ago | reply

      @mystuart and Bren926~Bueller?~,
      Philadephia is a good possibility, given where Miss Johnston was working around this time. By any chance do you know of a photo that shows similar buildings?

      Another clue: The photo below shows the house with the garden above, and somewhat distinctive windows in the light brick building on the left -- Helena (LOC)

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