Framed Photograph of Live Oak Tree

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph & frame
Date made
frame maker
Bucher, William F.
Johnson, Geo. W.
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
glass (frame material)
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
Place Made
United States: South Carolina, Charleston, Middleton Place
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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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