Hunnewell Building, spring, magnolia, 1986

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 13, 2017

Hunnewell Building, spring, magnolia, 1986

Hunnewell Building, spring, magnolia, 1986

Hunnewell Building, spring, magnolia, 1986 Alternate Title: Hunnewell Building with a Cucumbertree Magnolia (Magnolia acuminata H) in the foreground Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States March 31, 1986 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. The Cucumber tree (Magnolia acuminata) is the largest of all magnolia […]

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The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 5, 2017

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors

The Songs of Trees

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors by David Haskell David Haskell’s award-winning The Forest Unseen won acclaim for eloquent writing and deep engagement with the natural world. Now, Haskell brings his powers of observation to the biological networks that surround all species, including humans. Haskell repeatedly visits a dozen trees around the […]

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Caravan of pack animals in front of buildings, Yunnan, China, 1922

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 29, 2017

Caravan of pack animals in front of buildings, Yunnan, China, 1922

Caravan of pack animals in front of buildings, Yunnan, China, 1922

[China (Yunnan)] Alternate Title: Caravan of pack animals in front of buildings Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian) Yunnan Sheng, China March 10, 1922 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. Joseph Charles Francis Rock (1884–1962) was, among many things, an explorer. He traveled in Asia […]

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Hunnewell Building, summer, renovated steps, 1993

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 22, 2017

Hunnewell Building, summer, renovated steps, 1993

Hunnewell Building, summer, renovated steps, 1993

Hunnewell Building, summer, renovated steps, 1993 Alternate Title: Front façade of the Hunnewell Building showing the newly renovated steps Photograph by William Patterson Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1993 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. The Hunnewell Building is located at the Main Entrance […]

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Witness Tree

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 5, 2017

Red-tailed hawk at the library, 2016

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 1, 2017

Red-tailed hawk at the library, 2016

Red-tailed hawk

Red-tailed hawk at the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library, 2016 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library, Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA May 4, 2016 We decided to present something a little different for this week’s featured image. We were processing journals in the early afternoon and by chance we looked up for […]

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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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Conifers behind the Hunnewell Building covered in snow, 1920

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 2, 2017

Conifers behind the Hunnewell Building covered in snow, 1920

Conifers behind the Hunnewell Building covered in snow, 1920

Snow Scenes, winter, 1920 Alternate Title: Conifers behind the Hunnewell Building covered in snow Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930, American, English) Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1920 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. This landscape photograph is one of many […]

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Climate Performance Takes Shape at the Arboretum

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
January 30, 2017

Climate Performance Takes Shape at the Arboretum

Lost in the Meadow

The landscape of the Arnold Arboretum offers beauty and inspiration for all manner of creative pursuits, from watercolor and photography to music and poetry. This winter the power and artistry of theater takes center stage at the Arboretum through a week-long residency by PearlDamour, a creative team recently commissioned by the American Reparatory Theater (A.R.T.) […]

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Women from Arnold Arboretum staff, December 1965

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 22, 2016

Women from Arnold Arboretum staff, December 1965

Women from Arnold Arboretum staff, December 1965

Women from Arnold Arboretum staff, December 1965 Photographer unknown Arnold Arboretum December 1965 First row, left to right: Judy Endicott, Anne Sholes, Stephanie Sutton. Second row, left to right: Rosemary Walsh, Eileen Twohig, Alice Purdue, Judy Appenzeller, Claire Schloemer, Elsie Howard, Mildred Pelkus, and Phoebe Chapman. The Archive Collection of the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library […]

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