Framed Photograph of a Giant Cactus

Description (Brief)
This photograph of a giant cactus 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 photo comes courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service. The frame is made of a cactus veneer on cypress wood.
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph & frame
Date made
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Forest Service
frame maker
Bucher, William F.
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
glass (frame material)
overall: 25 1/2 in x 21 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 64.77 cm x 53.975 cm x 10.795 cm
Place Made
United States: Arizona
ID Number
accession number
maker number
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Work and Industry: Forestry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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