Framed Illustration of “Snakewood”

Description (Brief)
This “snakewood” illustration is one of forty-nine framed black and white 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.
This illustration features an image of a man riding a horse. Both are encircled by a snake, and the snake’s tail is wrapped around a tree. The illustration is of unknown origin, but is meant to represent snakewood. The frame is made of snakewood on white pine, with a back bead of ebony and glass bead of satin wood.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1928
photographer
Mitchells Geography
frame maker
Bucher, William F.
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
glass (frame material)
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 11 in x 1 in; 22.86 cm x 27.94 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
AG.115767.12
catalog number
AG*114767.12
accession number
115767
maker number
12
Credit Line
William F. Bucher
subject
frames
Trees
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Work and Industry: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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