|Glass lantern slide of Eleutherian Mills. Wilmington, Delaware, circa 1914-1949. Garden Club of Wilmington.|
|A “ruin” in Eleutherian Mills. Wilmington, Delaware, 1970. Richard W. Lighty, photographer.|
The creation of follies may have slowed since the eighteenth century, but they are far from forgotten. The Folly Fellowship is a group dedicated to folly preservation in the United Kingdom. On Flickr, a folly photo group has uploaded thousands of images (though traditionalists might take issue with some, which include gazing balls, gnomes and pink plastic flamingos.). A folly may delight, surprise, confuse or amuse, but it is certainly a treasure worth finding!
Jessica Hemphill, Spring intern, 2013
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