Framed Photograph of Peirce Mill

Description (Brief)
This photograph of Peirce Mill 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 oak tree depicted in this photograph was located by Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park, and the image was made by William Bucher. The frame is made from oak taken from the sluice box of the mill that had been in the water for more than 100 years.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph & frame
Date made
1927
frame maker
Bucher, William F.
photographer
Bucher, William F.
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
glass (frame material)
Measurements
overall: 14 1/2 in x 16 1/2 in x 5/8 in; 36.83 cm x 41.91 cm x 1.5875 cm
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
AG*115767.19
catalog number
AG*115767.19
accession number
115767
maker number
22
subject
Trees
Photography
frames
Natural Resources
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Work and Industry: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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