Great Elm, Boston Common

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

trees
commons
domes (architectural element)
prints (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR51

Physical Description

1 print

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1914-01-01

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.1600.008

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

11 x 14 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. D.A. Russell, 1914

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Warren, Asa Coolidge, 1819-1904 (Artist)
Filmer, John (Engraver)
Appleton's Journal (Publisher)

Material Type

prints (visual works)

Restrictions

Good

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Boston Common