File:Close-up view of a water lily pond on the grounds of The Huntington, San Marino, ca.1920 (CHS-5531).jpg

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Close-up view of a water lily pond on the grounds of The Huntington, San Marino, ca.1920
Photograph of a close-up view of a water lily pond on the grounds of The Huntington, San Marino, ca.1920. The sun, reflecting off the water lily pads in the pond, gives the water lily pads a shiny look. Its veins and imperfections are magnified due to the sun's effect. Above the surface of the water juts the water lily flowers, which casts a shadow on the pads below it. Reflections of other plants growing within and above the pond are visible in the water.; "The Huntington is an oasis of art and culture set amidst 150 acres of breathtaking gardens. Three art galleries and a library showcase magnificent collections of paintings, sculptures, rare books, manuscripts, and decorative arts. The botanical collection features over 14,000 different species of plants. A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by railroad and real estate developer Henry Edwards Huntington and opened to the public in 1928." -- The Huntington Archives.; "Water lily is a common name for a small family of aquatic plants. The water lily's scientific family is Nympheaceae of the order Nymphaeales. The representative genus of the family is Nymphaea. There are about 70 different species of water lilies. These are grouped into: night, tropical and hardy. Night lilies bloom in the night. Tropical lilies can be found in tropical climates and bloom at all times of the day. Hardy lilies are able to withstand most conditions and are the most common. The water lily has long, stout leaves and long flower stalks. There are usually six petals and six stamens. Water lilies are also able to reproduce by budding. The roots detach and grow into new water lilies. The root of the lily is located in the mud at the bottom of a pond. Many lilies are produced through budding." -- unknown author.
Call number: CHS-5531
Filename: CHS-5531
Coverage date: circa 1920
Part of collection: California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Format: glass plate negatives
Type: images
Geographic subject (city or populated place): San Marino
Repository name: USC Libraries Special Collections
Accession number: 5531
Microfiche number: 1-82-178
Archival file: chs_Volume28/CHS-5531.tiff
Part of subcollection: Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960
Repository address: Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
Geographic subject (country): USA
Format (aacr2): 2 photographs : glass photonegative, photoprint, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
Rights: Digitally reproduced by the USC Digital Library; From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California
Subject (adlf): lakes
Project: USC
Repository email:
Contributing entity: California Historical Society
Date created: circa 1920
Publisher (of the digital version): University of Southern California. Libraries
Format (aat): photographic prints; photographs
Geographic subject (state): California
Subject (file heading): Botany -- General
Legacy record ID: chs-m1499; USC-1-1-1-14307
Access conditions: Send requests to address or e-mail given. Phone (213) 821-2366; fax (213) 740-2343.
Geographic subject (county): Los Angeles
Subject (lcsh): Botany; Flowers; Gardens; Ponds; Lotus
Subject: Huntington Gardens
Date circa 1920 (date created)
Author Unknown


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