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Object Name Postcard
Title Photograph, garden/landscape design
Date Early 20th century
Catalog Number PC1.815
Description PC1.815
Single postcard with a black and white photograph image of an Italian or Italian style garden.

Rose Nichols collected numerous postcards depicting landscape and garden design which may have been used as research for her published books and magazine articles, or as inspiration for her own garden designs.

This postcard contains an amateur photograph. Amateur photography became popular around the turn of the 20th century with the introduction of folding pocket cameras. Many of these pocket cameras used postcard sized film. Amateur photographs could be printed on postcard backs at camera stores.

This card is one of 1,245 postcards collected by Rose Standish Nichols depicting art, decorative art, textiles, architecture, landscape design, building interiors, tourist images, and other subjects. To view postcards in categories, use a keyword search with one of the listed terms (i.e., landscape design; decorative arts).

A list containing all 1,245 postcards is included on the Archives page under "House and Collections" on the Nichols House Museum main website.


Source Estate of Rose Standish Nichols
Collection Nichols House Museum Archives
Credit line Courtesy of the Nichols House Museum, Inc. Boston, Massachusetts