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Old Elm, Boston Common, after fall during storm and being sawed into lengths

PC001.04.01.USMA.0170.0330.001 (RS18338)

Description

The Old Elm, also known as the Great Elm, stood at the foot of Flagstaff Hill on Boston Common, was considered a landmark of the city and was called the oldest known tree in New England. The tree succumbed to the gales of a storm and toppled onto the ground on February 15, 1876. Parts of the tree were removed as souvenirs.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
February 1876
Physical Description
1 stereograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000182
AccessID: 289
Other identifier: HNEDID-000182
GUSN
194978
Reference Code
PC001.04.01.USMA.0170.0330.001

Record details

Originator
Peabody, Edwin N., d. 1920 (photographer)
Descriptive Terms
American elm (wood)
commons
events
parks (recreation areas)
storms
Material Type
photographs
stereographs
Subjects
Old Elm (tree)
crowds
historic trees
stumpwood
tree trunks
Places
Boston Common (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]
Flagstaff Hill (Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [peak]
Location Note
Stereo Views / Mass. / Boston / Boston Common / Elm Tree

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