Frederick Law Olmsted was born #OTD, April 26, 1822. The famed landscape architect is probably best known for designing Central Park (with Calvert Vaux). But his reach is so much greater, including his role as site planner for the Great White City of the 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition.
This image is from 'Portfolio of the World’s Columbian Exposition to be held in Chicago, United States of America' by C. Graham (1893). Our exhibit "Cultivating America's Gardens" will open very soon! And with it, we are planning a talk on May 16 by Cathy Jean Maloney on "World's Fair Gardens." Visit library.si.edu/event/worlds-fair-gardens for more information!
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