Framed Photograph of a Fig Tree

Description (Brief)
This photograph of a fig 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 near E Street in Washington, D.C. and the image was made by Dr. Gould of the U.S. Dept of Agriculture. The frame has a fig wood veneer and chestnut back, with a glass bead of Andaman padauk and a black bead of rosewood.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1931
photographer
Dr Gould
frame maker
Bucher, William F.
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
glass (frame material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 10 in x 1 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
AG.124450.05
accession number
124450
catalog number
AG*124450.05
Credit Line
William F. Bucher
subject
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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