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GC001.USMA.Boston.771 (RS2311)

Description

The Old Elm is shown with the State House in the background on the left and Park Street Church on the right. 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
Original art collection
Collection Code
GC001
Dates
ca. 1840
Physical Description
1 painting
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 002311
AccessID: 4266
Other identifier: HNEDID-002311
GUSN
197459
Reference Code
GC001.USMA.Boston.771

Record details

Descriptive Terms
capitols
churches (buildings)
commons
parks (recreation areas)
public buildings
trees
Material Type
paintings (visual works)
Subjects
Boston Common (Boston, Mass.)
Freedom Trail (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Massachusetts State House (Boston, Mass.)
Park Street Church (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Collections painting

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