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Camellia Cora L. Barton
Camellia Cora L. Barton, hand-colored lithograph, L’Illustration Horticole, Ghent, 1862. Gift of J. Dennis Delafield.
Botanical illustrations like this one captured the perfect and the transitory. The camellia pictured was named in honor of Cora Livingston Barton, one of the owners of Montgomery Place.

We would like to recognize those who contributed to the realization of the virtual exhibition and catalog. James Russell applied his considerable talents to designing the online exhibition and videography. Karen M. Sharman, Nancy Struve, and Margaret Vetare spent hours editing the exhibition text and catalog. Thanks also go to book designer Steven Schoenfelder and photographer Jim Frank. The following contributed to the videos used as part of the exhibition: Christine Bannon, Geoff Carter, Doreen Feldman, Dina Friedman, Michael Lord, Lavada Nahon, Brian McCoy, Michael Natiello, David Parsons, James Russell, Waddell Stillman and Margaret Vetare. We are grateful to others who have assisted with one or both projects: Maria Gagliardi, Patty Pinsonnault, and Bonnie Stacy.

A generous grant from the Robert Lehman Foundation underwrote the production of both efforts. We are grateful for the Foundation’s continuing support.

All illustrations are from the collection of Historic Hudson Valley.

Ross W. Higgins, Exhibition Project Director
Kathleen Eagen Johnson, Curator