Japanese umbrella pine, Japan, 1905

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 20, 2018

Japanese umbrella pine, Japan, 1905

Japanese umbrella pine, Japan, 1905

Sciadopitys vericillata [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Two tree trunks with a man standing in between and a wooden fence and building behind Photograph by John George Jack (1861-1949), American, Canadian Chuzenji, Lake, Tochigi, Japan August 10, 1905 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. In April 1886, John […]

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Quercus dentata Japan, Sapporo, 1905

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 26, 2017

Quercus dentata Japan, Sapporo, 1905

Quercus dentata Japan, Sapporo, 1905

Quercus dentata Japan, Sapporo [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree trunk with a horse, carriage and driver Photograph by John George Jack (1861-1949), American, Canadian Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan August 22, 1905 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis Images catalog. In April 1886, John George Jack visited the […]

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Fagus sylvatica Sieboldii, Japan, 1905

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 25, 2017

Fagus sylvatica Sieboldii, Japan, 1905

Fagus sylvatica Sieboldii Japan 1905

Fagus sylvatica Sieboldii Japan [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree trunks and vegetation with a man in western dress Photograph by John George Jack (1861-1949, American, Canadian) Lake Chuzenji, Tochigi, Japan August 13, 1905 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. In April 1886, John George Jack […]

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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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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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The Arnold Arboretum’s Cuban Connection

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 2, 2016

The Arnold Arboretum’s Cuban Connection

John Jack in Cuba, April 1927

Harvard University began its involvement with topical botany in Cuba in 1899 when Edwin Atkins (1850–1926), owner of the Soledad Plantation in Cuba, met with Harvard Professors Oakes Ames and George Goodale and established The Harvard Botanic Station for Tropical Research and Sugar Cane Investigation. In 1920, the ties between the garden and Harvard became […]

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Japanese Umbrella Pine with wooden temple buildings, a lake and hills in the background

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 21, 2016

Japanese Umbrella Pine with wooden temple buildings, a lake and hills in the background

Japanese Umbrella Pine with wooden temple buildings, a lake and hills in the background

Sciadopitys vericillata [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate title: Tree habit with wooden temple buildings, a lake and hills in the background Subject: Sciadopitys vericillata (Thunb.) Seib. & Zucc. ; Pinaceae ; Japanese Umbrella Pine. Photograph by John George Jack (1861-1949, American, Canadian) Chuzenji, Lake, Tochigi, Japan August 10, 1905 A larger version of this […]

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Stand of beech trees with man in traditional dress pulling firewood, Japan 1905

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 5, 2015

Stand of beech trees with man in traditional dress pulling firewood, Japan 1905

Stand of trees with a man in traditional dress pulling a sledge loaded with firewood

Fagus sylvatica Japan, Lake Chuzenji Photograph by John George Jack (1861-1949, American, Canadian) Mount Fuji, Japan Shizuoka ken, Japan 1905 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. On a related note, the rare European beech cultivar Fagus sylvatica ‘Tortuosa’ is our featured Tree of the Month for November 2015 […]

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Meet John Jack in our Visitor Center

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 27, 2013

Meet John Jack in our Visitor Center

Library Leaves Blog

As part of recent improvements in the Hunnewell Building Visitor Center, the library will now mount temporary exhibits in two new display cases. We are excited to showcase our archival holdings and celebrate the history of the Arnold Arboretum and botanical education. In the Visitor Center reading area, we also feature a rotating selection of […]

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