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[Detail] Yosemite National Park, Mirror Lake and Mt. Watkin


Collection Overview

American Landscape and Architectural Design, 1850-1920, presents a historical view of American buildings and landscapes. The photographs, plans, maps, and models in the collection show the work of Harvard faculty, such as Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., and of prominent landscape architects throughout the country. The collection offers views of cities, buildings, parks, estates and gardens, and a complete history of Boston's Park System.

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Special Features

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Historical Eras

These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection although they may not be all-encompassing.

  • Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
  • Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930

Related Collections and Exhibits

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Search Tips

Specific guidance for searching this collection.

Search for buildings, parks, estates and gardens using the keyword search, or by selecting from the Subject Index , State Index, and Name Index (which primarily lists architects).

For help with general search strategies, see Finding Items in American Memory.