American Landscape and Architectural Design 1850-1920

Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park, Mirror Lake and Mt. Watkin, Yosemite National Park, CA.
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This collection of approximately 2,800 lantern slides represents an historical view of American buildings and landscapes built during the period 1850-1920. It represents the work of Harvard faculty, such as Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., Bremer W. Pond, and James Sturgis Pray, as well as that of prominent landscape architects throughout the country. The collection offers views of cities, specific buildings, parks, estates and gardens, including a complete history of Boston's Park System. In addition to photographs, views of locations around the country include plans, maps, and models. Hundreds of private estates from all over the United States are represented in the collection through contemporary views of their houses and gardens (including features such as formal gardens, terraces, and arbors).

1997 LC/Ameritech Competition Awardee Institution: Harvard University Graduate School of Design


New York City Parks in Use, 1912


Glacier National Park, 1925