Photographs of Dr. Armine Taylor Wilson
The images that follow are from original Ektachrome slides, most of them taken in 1959
and 1960, that were arranged into shows of about 40 each and shown though small table-top
projectors. With time, as slides and negatives were replaced by digital technology, and
the projectors became more difficult to use, the photographer's family had the images
scanned in digital format and put onto cds in the late 1990s. Now in 2011, reproduced
with identifying captions on unbound manuscript pages, they are available for viewing online.
Barn on Kaolin Road, from Part V
These images represent the project of Dr. Armine Taylor Wilson who worked to capture all
the wildflowers in a five to seven mile radius of his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
He also photographed many of the historic buildings in the area. They would appeal to
those interested in botany and the environment, the history of southeastern Pennsylvania,
projects that involve family members of all ages, and documentation of a rural area in
the throes of change after the Second World War.
Introduction to SEASONS OF WILDFLOWERS
Part I. INTO THE WOODS
Part II. WOODS AND FIELDS
Part III. FROM THE ROADSIDES
Part IV. BANKS, CROSSINGS, AND SWAMPS
Part V. BUILDINGS, RUINS, AND VISTAS
Part VI. MORE BUILDINGS AND VISTAS
Permission to share, show, or study these images will be granted by individual
request. Please contact Joyce Wilson at
Page updated on 07/20/2012