Japan – Forestry Ogawa Forest, Kiso[Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Stand of trees on a slope
Photograph by John George Jack (1861-1949, American, Canadian)
Kiso, Nagano, Japan
September 5, 1905
A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library.
In April 1886, John George Jack visited the director of the Arboretum, Charles Sprague Sargent (1841-1927) at his Brookline, Massachusetts estate, Holm Lea. Promised only manual labor at small compensation, he began working at the Arnold Arboretum, but within a short time his botanical knowledge became apparent, earning Sargent’s confidence and an increase in his pay to a dollar a day.
Jack continued his education at Harvard and became Assistant Professor of Dendrology at the Arnold Arboretum. Already experienced in plant exploration when he embarked on a year-long trip to the Far East in 1905, Jack became the first staff member after Sargent to visit Asia.
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