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Frederic H. Leubuscher garden portfolios

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Frederic H. Leubuscher garden portfolios
Landscape architect
Leubuscher, Frederic H., 1906-1995
Biographical/Historical note
Landscape architect Frederic H. Leubuscher (1906-1995) studied civil and mechanical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institution, but his interest in landscape design arose after he created an artificial pool and stream on his father's estate in Essex Fells, NJ. Leubuscher became well-known throughout New England, thanks to his many award-winning exhibits at the International Flower Show and his 6 gold medals from the American Rock Garden Society and the Garden Club of America. He retired from the practice of landscape design in 1945 and went on to design drafting tools for Keuffel and Esser Co.
circa 1930-1996
The portfolios were donated to the Archives of American Gardens in 2017 by the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, North Carolina. Duplicate 35mm slides of most of the images from the portfolios, in addition to a small number of unique 35mm slides, had been previously donated by Frederic Leubuscher's daughter to AAG in 2000.
1.34 Cubic feet (2 portfolios and 106 36mm slides (duplicates))
The Frederic H. Leubuscher garden portfolios include images that document Leubuscher's professional landscape and garden design work. The collection includes photographs of awards received by Leubuscher for a number of garden show exhibits that he designed as well as photostatic copies of a booklet about artificial pools he wrote that was published by the Fels Engineering Corp. of Essex Fells, New Jersey.
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Existence and Location of Copies
The two Leubuscher portfolios are accompanied by 106 35mm slides, most of which duplicate select garden images from the portfolios.
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Portfolios (groups of works)
Slides (photographs)
Portfolios (groups of works)
Slides (photographs)
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Landscape architect
Leubuscher, Frederic H., 1906-1995
Landscape architecture
Gardens -- United States
Gardens -- New York
Gardens -- New Jersey
Gardens -- Rhode Island
Gardens -- North Carolina
Flower shows
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Frederic H. Leubuscher garden portfolios.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Record ID
[Louise Glass Home]: curvilinear bed of tulips in foreground of "vista" garden.: [1940?]
Finding aid
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