Boston Common

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1840

Location Note

Collections painting

GUSN

GUSN-197459

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

commons
parks (recreation areas)
trees
churches (buildings)
public buildings
capitols
paintings (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 002311
AccessID 4266
Other identifier HNEDID-002311

Physical Description

1 painting

Collection Code

GC001

Collection Name

Original art collection

Reference Code

GC001.USMA.Boston.771

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

paintings (visual works)

Subjects

Boston Common (Boston, Mass.)
Freedom Trail (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Collections painting