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Georgia S. Vance slides

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Georgia S. Vance slides
Identifier
AAG.GCA.VAN
Photographer
Vance, Georgia S., 1908-2002
Biographical / Historical
Georgia Shank Vance (July 29, 1908 - November 17, 2002) was noted for her talent of preserving and arranging dried flowers. A native of Harrisonburg, Virginia, she married James Davis Vance, Sr., an Army Colonel, in 1935. Georgia Vance was a graduate of Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, and in the 1960s began a career in floral design. For more than 35 years, her flower arrangements decorated the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. Department of State as well as the White House and other historic homes. Her book, The Decorative Art of Dried Flower Arrangement, published in 1972, received the Helen S. Hull Award for Literary Horticultural Interest from the National Council of State Garden Clubs. She lectured nationally and conducted flower arrangement workshops at her home, Short Glade Farm, which she and her husband purchased in 1973 in Mount Solon, Virginia. Georgia Vance was a member of the Garden Club of America, the Garden Club of Virginia, the Garden Club of Alexandria (Virginia), and the Officer's Wives Garden Club of Fort Belvoir (Virginia). The Georgia S. Vance Award for Most Creative Arrangement, presented annually by the Garden Club of Virginia, was named in her honor.
Date
1950-1995
Related Materials
Documentation on Short Glade Farm, Vance's garden in Mount Solon, Virginia, is included in The Garden Club of America Collection at the Archives of American Gardens (AAG Garden #VA259).
Provenance
The slides were donated on behalf of the Augusta Garden Club of Staunton, Virginia to the Archives of American Gardens in September 2013.
Custodial History
The slides in this collection were in the possession of an associate of Georgia Vance who worked in her garden and assisted her with dried flower workshops at Short Glade Farm. They were subsequently passed along to a member of the Augusta Garden Club of Staunton, Virginia who donated them on the club's behalf to the Archives of American Gardens in September 2013.
Extent
0.12 Cubic feet ((430) color 35mm slides)
Restrictions
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Type
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic slides
Content Description
Approximately (430) 35mm slides documenting flower arrangements made by Georgia S. Vance as well as various public and private American and European gardens visited by Vance, a member of The Garden Club of America. The slides date from the 1950s to the 1990s with the bulk of them dating from the 1950s to the 1970s. Images showing flower arrangements represent both personal and professional arrangements by Vance; several appear in her book, The Decorative Art of Dried Flower Arrangement. The collection also includes images of Vance's own garden in Alexandria, Virginia.
Genre/Form
Photographic slides
Rights
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Photographer
Vance, Georgia S., 1908-2002
Provenance
The Augusta Garden Club
Topic
Flower arrangement
Dried flower arrangement
Gardens -- Virginia
Gardens -- Florida
Gardens -- England
Gardens -- France
Gardens -- Germany
Gardens -- Australia
Gardens -- Austria
Citation
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection, Georgia S. Vance slides.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
AAG.GCA.VAN
AAG.GCA.VAN
AAG
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6cf247bd7-2228-4618-b6f7-a1e1ff96dfa7
sova.aag.gca.van
Record ID
ebl-1637790162304-1637790162308-0
Finding aid
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