Framed Photograph of an Andaman Padauk Tree

Description (Brief)
This photograph of an Andaman padauk 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.
This photo was taken by the Forest Research Institute in Dehra Dun, India. The frame has a veneer made of Andaman padauk on a tulip poplar back, the glass bead is satin wood and the back bead is stained black Andaman padauk.
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph & frame
Date made
frame maker
Bucher, William F.
Forest Research Institute
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
glass (frame material)
overall: 18 1/2 in x 16 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 46.99 cm x 41.275 cm x 4.445 cm
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
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Natural Resources
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Work and Industry: Forestry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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