Look Back: Historical New York City Gardens

May 23, 2013 § 1 Comment

I am supposedly part of the generation of “digital natives”, but  even I remember a time where the internet wasn’t so vast.   The mere possibilities that come with having  accessible information still  kind of blow my mind, just think about all the things you could know . So today we peek into the library of congress  photo archive  for pictures of  historical New York City Gardens.

Title: Backyard gardens in New York City Other Title: Turtle Bay Gardens, 227-247 East 48 Street and 228-246 East 49th Street, New York, New York. View east to common garden Creator(s): Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer Date Created/Published: [1920 fall] Call Number: LOT 12637-4 [item] [P&P]

Title: Backyard gardens in New York City
Other Title: Turtle Bay Gardens, 227-247 East 48 Street and 228-246 East 49th Street, New York, New York. View east to common garden
Creator(s): Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer
Date Created/Published: [1920 fall]
Call Number: LOT 12637-4 [item] [P&P]

Title: [The Touchstone Garden, New York, New York. Sculpture exhibition] Creator(s): Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer Date Created/Published: [1919 summer] Medium: 1 photograph : glass lantern slide, hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in. Call Number: LC-J717-X104- 48 [P&P]

Title: [The Touchstone Garden, New York, New York. Sculpture exhibition]
Creator(s): Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer
Date Created/Published: [1919 summer]
Medium: 1 photograph : glass lantern slide, hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in.
Call Number: LC-J717-X104- 48 [P&P]

Title: ["Jones Wood" townhouses, East 65th and East 66th Streets between Lexington and Third Avenues, New York, New York. View from garden to St. Vincent Ferrer church] Creator(s): Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer Date Created/Published: [1921] Medium: 1 photograph : glass lantern slide, hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in. Call Number: LC-J717-X98- 72 [P&P]

Title: [“Jones Wood” townhouses, East 65th and East 66th Streets between Lexington and Third Avenues, New York, New York. View from garden to St. Vincent Ferrer church]
Creator(s): Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer
Date Created/Published: [1921]
Medium: 1 photograph : glass lantern slide, hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in.
Call Number: LC-J717-X98- 72 [P&P]

itle: [Charlotte Hunnewell Sorchan house, Turtle Bay Gardens, 228 East 49th Street, New York, New York. Garden] Creator(s): Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer Date Created/Published: [1920 Fall] Medium: 1 photograph : glass lantern slide, hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in. Call Number: LC-J717-X107- 32 [P&P]

itle: [Charlotte Hunnewell Sorchan house, Turtle Bay Gardens, 228 East 49th Street, New York, New York. Garden]
Creator(s): Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer
Date Created/Published: [1920 Fall]
Medium: 1 photograph : glass lantern slide, hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in.
Call Number: LC-J717-X107- 32 [P&P]

Title: [Gramercy Park, between East 20th and East 21st Streets east of Park Avenue, New York, New York. Fountain] Related Names:     Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952 , lecturer Date Created/Published: [ca. 1922] Medium: 1 photograph : glass lantern slide, sepia toned ; 3.25 x 4 in. Call Number: LC-J717-X98- 78 [P&P]

Title: [Gramercy Park, between East 20th and East 21st Streets east of Park Avenue, New York, New York. Fountain]
Related Names:
Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952 , lecturer
Date Created/Published: [ca. 1922]
Medium: 1 photograph : glass lantern slide, sepia toned ; 3.25 x 4 in.
Call Number: LC-J717-X98- 78 [P&P]

Title: [Turtle Bay Gardens, 227-247 East 48th Street and 228-246 East 49th Street, New York, New York. Pergola in common garden] Creator(s): Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer Date Created/Published: [1920 Fall] Medium: 1 photograph : glass lantern slide, hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in. Call Number: LC-J717-X107- 17 [P&P]

Title: [Turtle Bay Gardens, 227-247 East 48th Street and 228-246 East 49th Street, New York, New York. Pergola in common garden]
Creator(s): Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952, photographer
Date Created/Published: [1920 Fall]
Medium: 1 photograph : glass lantern slide, hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in.
Call Number: LC-J717-X107- 17 [P&P]

 I also found this gem of a poster created by the federal government encouraging Americans to be patriotic and plant a Victory Garden, helping reduce  the possibility of a food shortage by creating  a local food supply. Which, to be honest, is still pretty sound advice even outside of wartime!

Title: Grow it yourself Plan a farm garden now. Creator(s): Bayer, Herbert, 1900-, artist Related Names:     United States. Rural Electrification Administration , sponsor Date Created/Published: NYC : NYC WPA War Services, [between 1941 and 1943] Call Number: POS - WPA - NY .B39, no. 1 (C size) [P&P]

Title: Grow it yourself Plan a farm garden now.
Creator(s): Bayer, Herbert, 1900-, artist
Related Names:
United States. Rural Electrification Administration , sponsor
Date Created/Published: NYC : NYC WPA War Services, [between 1941 and 1943]
Call Number: POS – WPA – NY .B39, no. 1 (C size) [P&P]

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