Steichen and Kate in the garden at Voulangis by Unknown Photographer
Unknown photographer, Steichen and Kate in the Garden at Voulangis, photograph, Steichen Family Collection

 

Steichen's eldest daughter, Mary Steichen Calderone, best described her father's delight in flowers: "The lovely garden created by my father came to mean as much to him as did the garden at Giverny to Monet—a bottomless well for creativity, peace, challenge, joy, inspiration, surcease, renewal—and sheer sensual pleasure."

In this photograph, Steichen wheels his younger daughter Kate in a cart filled with garden clippings.

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