Sunday, December 22, 2013

California 1917

Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) made a photographic garden tour of California in 1917.

Above, documented gardens in Santa Barbara, Redlands, Piedmont, Pasadena, Hillsborough and Montecito.

The photographer commissioned these hand-colored lantern-slides on glass for lectures she delivered to garden clubs all over the U.S. during the 1920s and 30s.