Framed Photograph of Elephants Dragging Logs

Description (Brief)
This photograph of elephants dragging logs 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 trees depicted in this photograph were located in Burma and the U.S. Forest Service captured the image. The frame is made of teak wood, the back bead is ebony, and the glass bead is amaranth. The teak and ebony came from the doors of Sacred Heart Church in Washington, D.C.
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph & frame
Date made
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Forest Service
Indian Government
frame maker
Bucher, William F.
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
glass (frame material)
overall: 10 1/8 in x 12 3/16 in x 1 in; 25.7175 cm x 30.95625 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
maker number
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Work and Industry: Forestry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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