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April is just one day away and we're looking forward to a week of Springtime weather on the grounds of Hagley. This calls for some #FridayFlowers!
This lantern slide shows a hand-colored lantern slide, created from a black and white photograph taken on June 10, 1922, of the hybrid perpetual rose garden at Longwood, the garden estate of Alice Belin and Pierre S. du Pont.
The image is the work of William Corbit Spruance, Jr. (1873-1935). Spruance was an electrical engineer, a company executive on the board of directors of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, and a civic leader in Wilmington, Delaware. Spruance was also an amateur photographer and used these skills to photograph his wife Alice's gardens, as well as the gardens of other wealthy residents of New Castle County between 1920 and 1925.Read more...
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