Greenhouses, fall, Bussey Institution, 1959

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 24, 2016

Greenhouses, fall, Bussey Institution, 1959

Greenhouses, fall, Bussey Institution, 1959

Greenhouses, fall, Bussey Institution, 1959

Donald Wyman and Alfred Fordham with plants just received from Mexico [Title from recto of enclosure and verso.] 1 duplicate, 11.5 x 16.5 cm.; 1 negative, 5 x 5 cm. Gelatin silver process.

Greenhouses, fall, Arnold Arboretum greenhouses at the Bussey Institution, 1959

Alternate Title: Donald Wyman (left) and Alfred Fordham (right) examining plants that just arrived from Mexico
Photograph by Heman Arthur Howard (American)
Arboretum Greenhouses on Bussey Institution Site, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
November 8, 1928

A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library.

The greenhouse facilities of the Bussey Institution were replaced in 1962 by The Dana Greenhouses.

Herman Howard joined the Arnold Arboretum staff in 1929 and, with the exception of 3 years served with the armed forces (1943-1945), spent the next 38 years working as the Arboretum’s unofficial photographer. In his official capacity as Assistant Horticulturist under Donald Wyman and Alfred Fordham, Howard was responsible for checking, mapping and labeling the plants in the living collections.

In July 1970, Howard retired from the Arnold Arboretum to accept the full-time position as Horticulturist at Heritage Plantation in Sandwich, Massachusetts. He retired from Heritage Plantation in 1977.

Howard’s decades of Arboretum photography can be also viewed in issues of Arnoldia from that period. The Archive Collection of the Arnold Arboretum also holds Howard’s collection of Ektachrome transparencies (Series K), 1952-1970.

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Contact the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library of Harvard University, Jamaica Plain for permissions and fees.

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