Hemlock Hill, summer, hemlock trunks, 1916

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 24, 2019

Hemlock (Tsuga) trunks on Hemlock Hill

Hemlock Hill, summer, hemlock trunks, 1916

Hemlock (Tsuga) trunks on Hemlock Hill

Looking west. 19 x 24 cm. General: Hemlock Hill [Title from recto of mount.] ; Hemlock Hill, looking west [Title from verso of mount.] ; 2 duplicates, 15.5 x 19.5 cm.; 19.5 x 25 cm. Additional highly acid duplicate, 19.5 x 24.5 cm. Photograph A-734. Negative AX-23. Library accession 1051. Gelatin silver process.

Hemlock Hill, summer, hemlock trunks, 1916

Photograph by George R. King, American
Hemlock Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
1916

A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images.

George R. King, author of One Hundred Views of American Parks, photographed many early landscape views of the Arboretum grounds. Lisa Pearson, Head of the Library and Archives, came across one curious find in our collections — King’s photograph of Galen Clark and the Mariposa Grove (now part of Yosemite National Park). The library will continue to daylight special finds from our Visual Archives, which includes over 50,000 photographs and maps.

Hemlock Hill is the third highest elevation at the Arboretum. The prominent Tsuga (hemlock) tree is one of six conservation genera held by us for the Plant Collections Network.

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