Lilac Path with women in coats and hats standing in the foreground, 1926

May 5, 2016

Lilacs, spring, Lilac Path, 1926

Lilac Path with women in coats and hats standing in the foreground, 1926

Lilacs, spring, Lilac Path, 1926

Syringa collection [Title from recto of mount.] ; Syringa collection. The lilac path. [Title from verso of mount.] 10.5 x 16.5 cm. Gelatin silver process.

Lilacs, spring, Lilac Path, 1926

Alternate Title: Lilac Path with women in coats and hats standing in the foreground
Photograph by Walter R. Merryman (ca. 1926, American)
Lilac Collection, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
1926

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

As we prepare to celebrate Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum on May 8, 2016, we are excited to feature this moment from ninety years ago of our Lilac Collection in full splendor.

This particular image was selected as the cover photograph for the 2016 Images of America book Arnold Arboretum, by Lisa E. Pearson, Head of the Library and Archives at Arnold Arboretum.

Syringa is also our Tree of the Month for May 2016.

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