Throwback Thursday: Gardens

In this week’s throwback journey, let’s explore gardens seen in the past, led by a Japanese flower garden in the 1890s and more offered in the photographic archives from The Commons.

Peony Garden

Title: Peony Garden
Artist: Kusakabe Kimbei
Artist Bio: Japanese, 1841 – 1934
Creation Date: c. 1890s
Process: albumen print

Diversified gardening

Title: Diversified gardening: “It is estimated that more than $2,500,000 worth of home and truck garden products were raised in Oregon in 1935. Here we see one of the big diversified truck gardens.”
Circa 1905-1910

Fern-filled Conservatory at Bowen Park, Brisbane, ca. 1890

Title: Fern-filled Conservatory at Bowen Park, Brisbane, ca. 1890
Creator: Poulsen, P. C.
Location: Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Queensland
Description: The Conservatory at the Acclimatisation Gardens in Bowen Park, filled with various ferns and plants, big and small.

Garden Aster

Title: Garden Aster
From the William Copeland McCalla family fonds… Taken circa 1930, Alberta, Canada.

Manse Gardens

Title: Manse Gardens
Photo taken at birthplace [Woodrow Wilson] in Staunton, VA, by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Jim Corbett.
Date: unknown

To join this series, tweet @flickr with your favorite photos, and include the hashtag #ThrowbackThursday. And if you’d rather not tweet, simply include the same hashtag in your Flickr photo title, or tag it with ThrowbackThursday. We can’t wait to see what time period and subjects show up next in pictures. From old scans to new photos of throwback memories, we like them all. In the meantime you can also find inspiration in The Commons on Flickr.

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