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Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.
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A photograph of Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted (1822 - 1903) is most famous as the designer of New York city's Central Park. He is also significant because he was the landscape architect for the Biltmore Estate and he invited Gifford Pinchot and Dr. Carl Schenck to come to Biltmore. [The following is in Schenck's handwriting on the verso of the item.] Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. creator of the New York Central Park of the Boston Parks and notably of all landscape work on the Biltmore Estates. It was on his advice that George W. Vanderbilt took an interest in forestry and invited Gifford Pinchot and in 1895 myself (C.A. Schenck) to come to Biltmore. Also, he was my kind host for several weeks in 1895 when I arrived in Biltmore, N.C."
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