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Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)

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Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)
Identifier
AAG.MAR
Sponsor
A project to describe images in this finding aid in this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care Initiative, administered by the National Collections Program.
Collector
Marchand, Richard
Date
circa 1900-1970
bulk 1910-1940
Custodial History note
In the early 1990s, Eleanor Weller of The Garden Club of America received permission from Richard Marchand to make 35mm slide copies of his postcard collection. The collection of slides was then deposited with the Archives of American Gardens as the Richard Marchand historical postcard collection. In 2004, Richard Marchand granted to the Smithsonian Institution a license to use and reproduce the images from his collection.
Extent
0.5 Cubic feet (1,200 slides, 35mm)
Summary
The Richard Marchand Historical Postcard Collection contains approximately 1,200 35mm slide reproductions of postcard images depicting early twentieth century architectural and garden views of over 600 private estates throughout the United States. The collection includes views of estates owned by popular movie stars of the 1920s and 1930s, including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Claudette Colbert and Buster Keaton.
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
Slides (photographs)
Scope and Contents
The Richard Marchand Historical Postcard Collection contains approximately 1,200 35mm slide reproductions of postcard images depicting early twentieth century architectural and garden views of over 600 private estates throughout the United States. The collection includes views of estates owned by popular movie stars of the 1920s and 1930s, including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Claudette Colbert and Buster Keaton. A number of estates represented in the collection have been destroyed or subdivided over the years. Most of the postcard views indicate the name and location of a particular property, though few include specific captions or are dated. A small number of the views are black and white; the majority were made using various color lithographic properties. The collection does not include copies of the back of the postcards where messages and addresses would have been written.
Genre/Form
Slides (photographs)
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.
Collector
Marchand, Richard
Topic
Postcards
Citation
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Richard Marchand historical postcard collection.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
AAG.MAR
AAG.MAR
AAG
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67617e8b9-a745-417f-8390-862065064d3c
sova.aag.mar
Record ID
ebl-1530043212732-1530043212734-0
Birmingham -- Massey Garden
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