Winterthur Illustrated by John A.H. Sweeney is a 179-page softcover published in 1967 by Wintherthur. Old creases and light surface wear is present on the cover. Inside, the pages are clean and unmarked and the binding is strong.
World renowned for its vast Woodland Gardens, it's 175 room house, and it's unrivalled collection of American decorative Arts, Winterthur is Delaware in Delaware is today among the most beloved museums in the United States. And it's earlier days Winterthur was a family home where roof Du Pont Lord grew up and where her father, Henry F Dupont envisioned and then brought to fruition his great museum of Americana.
In this Memoir, Ruth Lord engagingly describes the development of Henry F DuPont from a shy, lonely child, a seemingly hopeless student, to a man who went on to achieve singular distinction and three desperate field as art connoisseur, horticulturist, and eminent cattle breeder. Based on her personal experience, and on extraordinary family archives, the author provides a behind-the-scenes view of the legendary lifestyle of a Du Pont family, brings to life other family members, including her brilliant mother and her irrepressible Aunt, Louise crowninshield, and tells of her father's many additional activities, which culminated in his leadership role in Jacqueline Kennedy White House restoration.
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 63-15585