Circassian Walnut Frame

Description (Brief)
This frame was made by William F. Bucher of Washington, D.C. as part of his collection of framed tree photographs. The frame is made of Circassian walnut veneer on an ash frame with macassar ebony back bead. Bucher, a cabinetmaker, framed each photograph in wood of the same species as the tree depicted in the print. Bucher explained the philosophy behind his collection in a 1931 letter to the Museum: “’Old World' trees have gathered about them so much folklore and poetry, I thought it would be interesting to show by pictures and wood, that many of our American trees have attained by their own merits, an equal right to a place in the 'hall of fame.’”
Currently not on view
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overall: 23 1/2 in x 28 in x 1 5/8 in; 59.69 cm x 71.12 cm x 4.1275 cm
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Work and Industry: Forestry
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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