Garden Ornament in West Eugene, 1975  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Garden Ornament in West Eugene
Dates
1975 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.03 linear feet
Collection Number
1975_090
Summary
Elizabeth Gassel was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
Repository
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
97403
Telephone: 541-346-3925
flr@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Publication of this finding aid was supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.


Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection includes project release form signed by the collector.

Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master sheetReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Material Culture - Garden Ornament
Five Gates
Eight residences with details of their garden ornament
Two Windmills
Two porches with hanging ornaments
Five residences with details of their garden ornament
One fireplace
One Gilded Lawnmower

PhotographsReturn to Top

Description Dates
P01_1975_090_01: This is a backyard gate that is approached from the alley. It extends from the northeast corner of the house. The small criss-cross squares of lattice work are echoed in the trellis behind which extends from the back wall of the house. The gate is on a sl
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_02: Here again we see an entrance to a backyard. Readily visible when approaching the front door, it is a slightly more elaborate gate-fence combination. The fence, made of thin slats crossed at right angles, contrasts with the heavier gate of 1 x 4's and a 2
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_03: Here again is a gate which opens on an alley. The round opening which is made by the arch and concavely cut pickets serves as a window into the garden. It frames a particular tree within.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_04: This gate was designed by the former residents of the house who belonged to a local garden club. The criss cross lattice work squares appear again and in this case extend around and upward to form an archi which is simultaneously a trellis.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_05: I have gone out of west Eugene to illustrate a recently built gate that takes off on the older latticework pattern. Though made of single 4x8 sheets of plywood which have been cut out and curved, there is still some remnant of the airy quality of lattice,
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_06: The backyard. The grape arbor built by a previous owner and whos little sign of elaborate cut out work. The present owner has elaborated upon his clothesline post so it is not only that but is also a rose trellis, a windmill, and a planter.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_07: The picket fence with its rising peaks and wide slats with cut circles creates a bold pattern. The gateway lattice is of a completely different character - much more dainty and airy. It leands one to believe that these two elements were added at different
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_08: Fence detail.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_09: Plant materials used to accentuate the architectural element of the gateway making the backyard realm even more protected from the front public realm.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_10: This border occurs in both front and backyards. Itconsists of blue or pink tinted concrete that is inlaid with blue and pink floral patterned and plain tiles.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_11: A much plainer version of the same general layout as the preceding home is this one which is across the street. The fence is made of plain boards nailed horizontally. The gate is less elaborate and its arch supports a rose.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_12: Fence detail.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_13: Grape arbor in the back yard.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_14: The windmill attached to a garage that faces an alley is built from an old propeller and a square piece of metal. It is as battered and weathered as the two pairs of antlers.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_15: A windmill with a plastic Colonel Sanders "Kentucky Fried Chicken" statuette mounted on top is the focal point of this backyard.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_16: Wooden parrots and other bird species hang from the back porch.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_17: Hanging ornaments recur on this porch in the form of abstractly carved wooden pieces linked together. Wooden planters flank the front walk.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_18: The gateway here is merely an arch which functions as a support for ivy and, in this case, divides a more formal backyard from the scruffier garden area. A fence is being incorporated with the arch.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_19: A platform for a windmill stands by the fence.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_20: The motif for the elements in this gardne is a diamond shaped latticework. Two sets of gates and fences divided the front yard from the back. An enclosed sitting space is even more protected by the wisteria which is supported by the structure.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_21: Gate to backyard area.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_22: Fence detail. The fence steps up in height gradually from front to back.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_23: This curved masonry fireplace is beautifully responsive to the four tres that embrace it.
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975
P01_1975_090_24: A golden lawnmower raised on a pedestal in a front lawn heavily planted with everything but grass makes a clear statement…"No more grass, no more need for cutting it down, no more need for a mower. " This is a rare case of a public statement being made by
1.0 photographic print(s)
May 22, 1975

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Gardens
  • Photographs
  • Yard art
  • Geographical Names :
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project