Framed Photograph of a Mahogany Grove

Description (Brief)
This photograph of a mahogany 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 Valencia, Venezuela, and the image was taken by C.D. Mell. The frame is made of thin mahogany veneer on cypress. The back bead is walnut and the glass bead is satin wood.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph & frame
Date made
1924
photographer
Mell, C. D.
frame maker
Bucher, William F.
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
glass (frame material)
Measurements
overall: 31.4 cm x 25.8 cm; 12 3/8 in x 10 3/16 in
ID Number
AG*115767.08
catalog number
AG*115767.08
accession number
115767
maker number
8
subject
frames
Trees
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Work and Industry: Forestry
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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