Front façade of the Hunnewell Building, Racz and Debreczy, 1991

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 17, 2015

Front façade of the Hunnewell Building, Racz and Debreczy, 1991

Front façade of the Hunnewell Building, Racz and Debreczy, 1991

Hunnewell Building, winter, 1991 Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States January 1, 1991 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy are world-renowned denrologists with a long and storied association with Arnold Arboretum. […]

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Oak Path looking up the hill to Bussey Hill Road, 1979

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 10, 2015

Oak Path looking up the hill to Bussey Hill Road, 1979

Oak Path looking up the hill to Bussey Hill Road, 1979

Paths, winter, Oak Path, 1979 Photograph by Sheila Connor (1947-, American) Oak Path, Bussey Hill Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States December 1979 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. Sheila Connor began working in the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library in 1970, and retired in 2012 as […]

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A portrait of the Dawson family taken on Labor Day weekend, 1901

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 3, 2015

A portrait of the Dawson family taken on Labor Day weekend, 1901

A portrait of the Dawson family taken on Labor Day weekend, 1901

A portrait of the Dawson family taken on Labor Day weekend, 1901 Photograph by William Francis Dawson (1868-1939, American) Jamaica Plain, MA 1901 Jackson Thornton Dawson (1841-1916), the first plant propagator and superintendent of the Arnold Arboretum, served 43 years and played a significant role in the growth of the Arboretum as a world-class institution. […]

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Miss Virginia Keyes at the library desk, 1902

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 26, 2015

Miss Virginia Keyes at the library desk, 1902

Miss Virginia Keyes at the library desk, 1902

Library. Miss Virginia Keyes at desk. Photograph by Alfred Rehder (1863-1949), United States, Germany Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library, Hunnewell Building, Jamaica Plain, MA November 1902 The library collection of Arnold Arboretum was originally located at Dwight House, Holm Lea, the estate of Director Charles Sprague Sargent (1841 -1927). In 1892, the construction of The Hunnewell […]

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An old poplar grove on the banks of Tao Ho, Gansu Cheng, China. Joseph Rock 1926

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 19, 2015

An old poplar grove on the banks of Tao Ho, Gansu Cheng, China. Joseph Rock 1926

An old poplar grove on the banks of Tao Ho

Populus sp.? China, Kan-su (Cho-ni). An old poplar grove on the banks of Tao Ho. Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian) Tao River, Liulin, Gansu Sheng, China October 10, 1926 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. “On the 10th we had glorious sunshine, the hills […]

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Bussey Brook valley with American Beeches (Fagus grandifolia) in the foreground, 1924

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 12, 2015

Bussey Brook valley with American Beeches (Fagus grandifolia) in the foreground, 1924

Bussey Brook valley with American Beeches (Fagus grandifolia) in the foreground

Bussey Brook, winter, beeches, 1924 Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930, American, English) Bussey Brook, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States January 24, 1924 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant explorers of the […]

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Stand of beech trees with man in traditional dress pulling firewood, Japan 1905

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 5, 2015

Stand of beech trees with man in traditional dress pulling firewood, Japan 1905

Stand of trees with a man in traditional dress pulling a sledge loaded with firewood

Fagus sylvatica Japan, Lake Chuzenji Photograph by John George Jack (1861-1949, American, Canadian) Mount Fuji, Japan Shizuoka ken, Japan 1905 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. On a related note, the rare European beech cultivar Fagus sylvatica ‘Tortuosa’ is our featured Tree of the Month for November 2015 […]

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Tibetan house built of wood and stone in Sêrtar Xian, China 1997

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 29, 2015

Tibetan house built of wood and stone in Sêrtar Xian, China 1997

Tibetan house in Sertar [Seke]

Tibetan house in Sêrtar [Seke] Photograph by Richard Ree (1973-) Seke, Sêrtar Xian, Sichuan Sheng, China September 1997 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. Richard H. Ree received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 2001 and became assistant curator in the botany department of the Field Museum of Natural […]

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Jesup Wood Collection, Hunnewell Building, circa 1902

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 22, 2015

Jesup Wood Collection, Hunnewell Building, circa 1902

Jessup Wood Collection

Jesup Wood Collection, Hunnewell Building, circa 1902 Photograph by Thomas E. Marr (active ca.1890-1910, American) Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 1901-1902 Just after the turn of the 20th century, the Arnold Arboretum curated “The Woods of the United States” exhibit, which from 1902 to 1938 was located in what is now our Visitor […]

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Meadow Road between the Maple (Acer) Collection and Leitneria Swamp, 1980

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 15, 2015

Meadow Road between the Maple (Acer) Collection and Leitneria Swamp, 1980

Meadow Road between the Maple (Acer) Collection and Leitneria Swamp, 1980

Roads, winter, Meadow Road, 1980 Alternate Title: Meadow Road between the Maple (Acer) Collection and Leitneria Swamp Photograph by Sheila Connor (1947- ), American Meadow Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States March 1980 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. Sheila Connor began working in the Arnold […]

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