Forsythia bank with Bussey Hill Road in the foreground, 1965

April 20, 2017

Forsythia bank with Bussey Hill Road in the foreground

Forsythia bank with Bussey Hill Road in the foreground, 1965

Forsythia bank with Bussey Hill Road in the foreground, 1965

35 mm. Emulsion on polyester.

Roads, spring, Bussey Hill Road, Forsythia, ca. 1965

Alternate Title: Forsythia bank with Bussey Hill Road in the foreground
Photographer unknown
Forsythia Collection, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1965

A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog.

Forsythia are an early-spring bloom that explodes with color, often in April. Forsythia is named after William Forsyth (1737–1804), the Scottish horticulturalist and a founding member of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Read more about Forsythia in our blog Library Leaves. The Visual Archives at the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library curates many more brilliant Ektachrome color photographs of Forsythia, available online.

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