Framed Photograph of a White Ash Tree

Description (Brief)
This photograph of a white ash tree is one of forty-nine framed black and white photographic prints bequeathed to the Smithsonian by William F. Bucher of Washington, D.C. Bucher, a cabinetmaker, framed each photograph in wood of the same species as the tree depicted in the print. The photos were displayed in a special exhibition, Our Trees and their Woods at the United States National Museum in 1931.
The tree depicted in this photograph was located on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., with the Capitol visible in the background. The image was made by William Bucher. The frame is made of white ash veneer on chestnut, with an ebony back band and an Andaman padauk glass bead.
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph & frame
Date made
frame maker
Bucher, William F.
Bucher, William F.
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
glass (frame material)
overall: 12 3/16 in x 10 3/16 in x 7/8 in; 30.95625 cm x 25.87625 cm x 2.2225 cm
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Natural Resources
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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