Johnston, Frances Benjamin,, 1864-1952,, photographer.
[Gardener pushing lawn mower, posed to illustrate Rudyard Kipling's poem The Glory of the Garden]
1 photographic print ; 20.4 x 25.4 cm (sheet)
Title devised by Library staff.
No. R.I. 1102.
No. 356 b.
Forms part of: Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection (Library of Congress).
Published in: Gardens for a Beautiful America / Sam Watters. New York : Acanthus Press, 2012. Figure 13.
Exhibited: "Groundbreakers : Great American Gardens and the Women Who Designed Them" at the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, New York Botanical Gardens, New York, N.Y., May - October 2014.
Kipling, Rudyard,--1865-1936.--Glory of the garden.
Lawn mowing--Rhode Island--Newport--1910-1920.
No known restrictions on publication.
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Frances Benjamin Johnston posed gardeners performing gardening jobs to illustrate the popular poem, The Glory of the Garden, by Rudyard Kipling. She submitted the photographs to the magazine Country Life in America, which did not publish the series. Today it is not known how many photos the series had, but the Library has 5 scenes, including prints with publication crop marks. (Source: Sam Watters, Gardens for a Beautiful America (2012), p. 28.)
Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.31668
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