Pictorial History of Sonnenberg

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Pictorial History of Sonnenberg
Italian Garden from Mansion, Sonnenberg, 1907 - Image Source

Collection Facts

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Historical Context

The images in this collection depict Sonnenberg, the summer residence of Frederick Ferris Thompson and Mary Clark Thompson in Canandaigua, New York. Compiled in Mary Clark Thompson's 1907 scrapbook, the photographs capture Sonnenberg's gardens, walkways, ponds, and architecture. At the time these photographs were taken, the historic property was at the height of its grandeur. Mary Clark Thompson continued to renovate and maintain the gardens as tribute to her late husband until her death in 1923.

Scope of Collection

This collection is comprised of black and white photographs of the Sonnenberg Estate taken in 1907. The photographs were taken by Nathan R. Graves and John Dick, and were compiled in a scrapbook by Mary Clark Thompson. The images show many views of the gardens and their features.