Framed Photograph of a Chestnut Tree

Description (Brief)
This photograph of a chestnut 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 in Howard County, Maryland. The image was made by the United States Forest Service. The frame is made of solid chestnut wood.
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph & frame
Date made
frame maker
Bucher, William F.
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Forest Service
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
glass (frame material)
overall: 48.5 cm x 43.5 cm; 19 3/32 in x 17 1/8 in
Place Made
United States: Maryland, Howard county
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accession number
catalog number
maker number
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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