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Great Elm, Boston Common

GC002.01.MA.1600.008 (RS97048)

Description

This item depicts a full detailed view of the Great Elm. The tree had stood from Native American times and was destroyed in a storm in 1876. Before that, it had been a popular tourist attraction throughout the 1800s. The dome of the State House can be seen above the trees.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1914-01-01
Physical Description
1 print
Dimensions
11x 14(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: PR51
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. D.A. Russell, 1914
GUSN
198337
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.1600.008

Record details

Originator
Appleton's Journal (Publisher)
Filmer, John (Engraver)
Warren, Asa Coolidge, 1819-1904 (Artist)
Descriptive Terms
commons
domes (architectural element)
trees
Material Type
prints (visual works)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Boston Common
Location Note
Prints: Boston, Ma.: Boston Common
Physical Access Restrictions
Good

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