A Visual Legacy

McFarland once stated that “A photograph is seldom like a flower, complete and finished in itself.” By creating glass lantern slides, McFarland gave photographs a life beyond themselves as he used them to share his knowledge of plants, express his love for nature, and advocate for the civic value of parks and gardens.

Democracy of Beauty Exhibit Images

Dahlia 'Rose Pink Century,' c. 1930. Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.