Framed Photograph of Live Oak Tree

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Description (Brief)
This photograph of an oak tree is one of forty-nine framed black and white photographic prints bequeathed to the Smithsonian by William F. Bucher of Washington, D.C. The collection represents a labor of love for Bucher, a cabinetmaker, who 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 in Middleton Place, South Carolina. The image was Photo by courtesy of George W. Johnson and the Chamber of Commerce, Charleston, South Carolina. The frame is made of quarter-inch oak veneer on an ash back frame.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1930
frame maker
Bucher, William F.
photographer
Johnson, Geo. W.
Place Made
United States: South Carolina, Charleston, Middleton Place
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
glass (frame material)
Measurements
overall: 18 5/8 in x 22 5/16 in x 1 5/16 in; 47.3075 cm x 56.67375 cm x 3.33375 cm
ID Number
AG.115767.21
catalog number
115767.21
accession number
115767
maker number
24
subject
frames
Trees
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Work and Industry: Forestry
Natural Resources
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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