Framed Photograph of Pine Trees

Description (Brief)
These four photographs of pine trees are 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 upper left photo shows a white pine tree in the Adirondack Mountains of New York that was taken by A. Varela. The upper right photo is a loblolly pine from North Carolina taken by “Lindsey.” The lower left photo is of a longleaf pine tree near Ocilla, Georgia taken by E. Block. The bottom right photo shows a balsam pine and white spruce that was taken by H.H. Chapman. All photographs come courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service. The frame is made from four woods; the top is made of white pine, the bottom is made of long leaf pine, the left hand side of common pine, and the right side is made of spruce.
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Object Name
photographs & frame
Date made
frame maker
Bucher, William F.
Bucher, William F.
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Forest Service
Varela, A.
Block, E.
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
glass (frame material)
: 26 5/8 in x 22 in x 11/16 in; 67.6275 cm x 55.88 cm x 1.74625 cm
Place Made
United States: North Carolina
United States: Georgia
United States: Minnesota
United States: New York, Adirondack Mountains
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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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