Sights in New Jersey :
Title:
General Landscape Views 1922 & 1923 (4) / Lake at Duke's Park
Date:
08/26/1923
Description:
View of a lake in Duke's Park. 4 (possibly 5) swans swim in front of the small heavily-treed island. There is something that looks like a fountain formed from local rock along the middle of the island's beach.

Duke's Park was created around the turn of the 19th century by tobacco baron James B. Duke. He dug out at least 9 lakes on his 2500 acre estate and created vast gardens. They were opened to the public but by around 1910 Duke closed the estate for almost a century as the vandalism had gotten so bad that he was spending about $4,000 a week in upkeep. When his daughter, Doris Duke, took control of the property, she designed Duke Gardens as a memorial to her father and made those publicly available from 1964 until her death in 2008.
Currently, the entire property, redesigned and re-imagined, is again open to the public as both a park and an environmental center.
Place:
Hillsborough, NJ
Photographer:
Wade, Elton H. L.
Object Name:
Negative, Sheet Film
Object ID:
2009.1.645
Film Size:
2 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.
Copyright:
Franklin Township Public Library
Collection:
Elton H. L. Wade Photograph Collection
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General Landscape Views 1922 & 1923, No. 4General Landscape Views 1922 & 1923, No. 4