Fagus longipetiolata in China by Ernest Henry Wilson, 1907

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 11, 2017

Fagus longipetiolata in China by Ernest Henry Wilson, 1907

Fagus longipetiolata

Fagus longipetiolata China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: View in woods Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930, American, English) Hubei Sheng, China 1907 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant explorers and collectors […]

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Prunus yedoensis, Japan, Yokohama by John Jack, 1905

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 27, 2017

Prunus yedoensis, Japan, Yokohama by John Jack, 1905

Tree lined street with a man and a woman in rickshaws

Prunus yedoensis, Japan, Yokohama [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree lined street with a man and a woman in rickshaws Photograph by John George Jack (1861-1949, American, Canadian) Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan August 5, 1905 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. Prunus spp. “Cherry” […]

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Magnolia madness in April

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 19, 2017

Magnolia madness in April

Magnolia flower

Magnolia trees surrounding the Hunnewell Building at the Arnold Arboretum unleash their flowering with shameless abandon throughout the month of April—and why not? This ancient family of deciduous trees is easy to fall in love with, if not for their fragrance then their variety—they subdivide into hundreds of cultivars and hybrids, and their colors vary […]

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Japan – Forestry Ogawa Forest, Kiso, 1905

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 23, 2017

Japan – Forestry Ogawa Forest, Kiso, 1905

Stand of trees on a slope

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 […]

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Gleditsia in the Arboretum

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
December 5, 2016

Gleditsia in the Arboretum

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The Arnold Arboretum has two wonderful clusters of honey locust trees (genus Gleditsia); one on the west flank of Peters Hill, and the other appropriately embedded in the legume (pea family) collection next to Rehder Pond. Now is a great time to literally see the (pea pod-like) fruits of these trees’ labors, hanging (or on the […]

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Vegetation West of Kuan Hsien, China 1908

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 1, 2016

Vegetation West of Kuan Hsien, China 1908

Vegetation West of Kuan Hsien, China 1908

Vegetation West of Kuan Hsien [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Valley with peaks shrouded in clouds Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930, American, English) Guan Xian, Sichuan Sheng, China June 23, 1908 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. Ernest Henry Wilson is one […]

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Quercus dentata at Chang ling, China 1905

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 17, 2016

Quercus dentata at Chang ling, China 1905

Quercus dentata at Chang ling, China 1905

Quercus dentata China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Protective screen in third courtyard at Chang ling in a grove of trees Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918, Dutch, American) Ming Tombs, Changping, Hebei Sheng, Beijing Municipality, China October 26, 1905 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog […]

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Manchurian Catalpa, Peking, China, 1915

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 6, 2016

Manchurian Catalpa, Peking, China, 1915

Manchurian Catalpa, Peking, China, 1915

Catalpa bungei China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree habit with a building with lattice windows on the background Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918, Dutch, American) May 16, 1915 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. You can read more about Manchurian Catalpa […]

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E.H. Wilson and the Japan Railway used on expedition in Japan, 1917-1919

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 15, 2016

E.H. Wilson and the Japan Railway used on expedition in Japan, 1917-1919

E.H. Wilson and the Japan Railway used on expedition in Japan, 1917-1919

E.H. Wilson and the Japan Railway used on expedition in Japan Alternate Title: Wilson with other men on platform standing by door to train Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) Japan 1917-1919 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest […]

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Natives listening to a phonograph, Joseph Rock, Kan-su China, 1925

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 8, 2016

Natives listening to a phonograph, Joseph Rock, Kan-su China, 1925

Natives listening to a phonograph

China, Kan-su (Ch’ing-shui). Natives listening to a phonograph. [Title from recto of photo mount.] Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian) Shixiang, Gansu Sheng, China April 11, 1925 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. Another view is available here. Excerpt from April 11, […]

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