Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 5, 2019

Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957

Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957

Ponds, summer, Dawson Pond, 1957 Alternate Title: Dawson Pond nearly dry after a summer drought Photographer unknown Dawson Pond, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States August 1957 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Dawson Pond, located at the intersection of Meadow and Bussey Hill Roads, is named after Jackson […]

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Greenhouses, summer, Orchard Street, 1919

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 28, 2019

Greenhouses, summer, Orchard Street, 1919

Greenhouses, summer, Orchard Street, 1919

Greenhouses, summer, Orchard Street, 1919 Alternate Title: Greenhouse and cold frame at the Orchard Street facility Photograph by Thomas E. Marr, active ca.1890-1910, American Orchard and Prince Street Greenhouse and Nursery, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1919 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Propagation facilities at Arnold Arboretum […]

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Greenhouses, summer, 1090 Centre Street, 1895

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 20, 2017

Greenhouses, summer, 1090 Centre Street, 1895

Greenhouses, summer, 1090 Centre Street, ca. 1895

Greenhouses, summer, 1090 Centre Street, ca. 1895 Alternate Title: 1090 Centre Street nursery looking towards Bussey Hill 1090 Centre Street, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1895 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. Jackson Dawson (1841-1916), our first superintendent and propagator, had previously built a “tiny […]

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Faxon Pond, summer 1967

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 21, 2016

Faxon Pond, summer 1967

Faxon Pond

Ponds, summer, Faxon Pond, ca. 1967 Photograph by M. Rosenfeld Faxon Pond, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1967 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. Charles Edward Faxon spent the majority of his career at the Arnold Arboretum as Assistant Director in charge […]

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A portrait of the Dawson family taken on Labor Day weekend, 1901

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 3, 2015

A portrait of the Dawson family taken on Labor Day weekend, 1901

A portrait of the Dawson family taken on Labor Day weekend, 1901

A portrait of the Dawson family taken on Labor Day weekend, 1901 Photograph by William Francis Dawson (1868-1939, American) Jamaica Plain, MA 1901 Jackson Thornton Dawson (1841-1916), the first plant propagator and superintendent of the Arnold Arboretum, served 43 years and played a significant role in the growth of the Arboretum as a world-class institution. […]

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Winter Fruits

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
December 2, 2015

Winter Fruits

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Friday is not black at the Arnold Arboretum! With highs in the low 60s and the need to walk off a bit of yesterday’s Thanksgiving turkey, head for the Bradley Rosaceous Collection to enjoy the fruits of these plants’ growing season labors. Hawthorns (a personal favorite), medlars, quinces, cherries, pears, crabapples, and roses from around […]

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Dawson Medals Come to the Arboretum Archives

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 18, 2015

Dawson Medals Come to the Arboretum Archives

Channing Dawson and Ned Friedman

On May 9, 2015, the Arboretum received a special visit from descendants of Jackson Thornton Dawson (1841-1916), the first Plant Propagator of the Arnold Arboretum and indeed the first person hired by Charles Sargent for the staff of his new arboretum. Great grandson Channing Dawson, his wife, and children came to present the Archives with […]

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