National Geographic Topographical Maps Online

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 26, 2016

National Geographic Topographical Maps Online

National Geographic

National Geographic Topographical Maps Online via PetaPixel, Reddit, and Fstoppers National Geographic has digitized every US Geological Survey (USGS) topographical map from across the United States on one easy-to-navigate site and made them easy to print out at home. If you’ve ever gone hunting topographical maps via the USGS, you know that it can be […]

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Magnolia [Virginiana a.] glauca, original drawing by Charles Edward Faxon

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 30, 2016

Magnolia [Virginiana a.] glauca, original drawing by Charles Edward Faxon

Magnolia [Virginiana a.] glauca, original drawing by Charles Edward Faxon

Magnolia [Virginiana a.] glauca Illustration by Charles Edward Faxon (1846-1918) Original drawing for Silva of North America by Charles Sprague Sargent [Volume 1, plate 3] ca. 1890 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard Mirador Viewer. Charles Edward Faxon, in addition to acting as Assistant Director to Charles Sprague Sargent, also ran […]

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Trees in Towns and Cities: A History of British Urban Arboriculture

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 30, 2016

Hunnewell Building with Magnolias in bloom, 1940

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 26, 2016

Hunnewell Building with Magnolias in bloom, 1940

Hunnewell Building with Magnolias in bloom, 1940

Hunnewell Building, spring, magnolias, 1940 Alternate Title: Hunnewell Building with Star and Kobus Magnolias (Magnolia stellata and M. kobus) in bloom Photographer unknown Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States May 1940 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. The Hunnewell Building is located at the Main […]

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Library joins The Harvard Depository

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
May 19, 2016

New book explores the history of the Arnold Arboretum in photographs

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 24, 2016

New book explores the history of the Arnold Arboretum in photographs

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On Monday, March 21, Arcadia Publishers released the latest volume in their long-running Images of America series—Arnold Arboretum by Lisa Pearson. The 128-page book features nearly 200 historical black and white images that tell the story of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in Boston, from its days as the colonial era estate of Benjamin […]

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Arnold Arboretum by Lisa E. Pearson

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 21, 2016

Arnold Arboretum by Lisa E. Pearson

Arnold Arboretum by Lisa E. Pearson

Arnold Arboretum by Lisa E. Pearson Established in 1872 and designed in collaboration with landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the Arnold Arboretum is a National Historic Landmark. Founded as a partnership between the City of Boston and Harvard University, the Arnold Arboretum is a unique blend of a respected research institution and beloved public park […]

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Hamamelis virginiana, Arnold Arboretum, 1900

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 17, 2016

Hamamelis virginiana, Arnold Arboretum, 1900

Hamamelis virginiana

Hamamelis virginiana Photograph by Alfred Rehder (1863-1949) Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts October, 1900 Hamamelis spp. “Witch-hazel” is our Tree of Month for March 2016. Alfred Rehder first came to the Arboretum in 1898 while on assignment for Moller’s Deutsche Gartner-Zeitungand where he held the position of Associate Editor. Intending only to stay in America […]

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Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Skills and Stories from Generations of Gardeners

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 29, 2016

Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Skills and Stories from Generations of Gardeners

Deep-Rooted Wisdom

Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Skills and Stories from Generations of Gardeners by Augustus Jenkins Farmer Augustus Jenkins Farmer started gardening in the third grade in a corner of the family farm filled with rocks, scrap metal, and crinum and spider lilies. He was free to dig, transplant, and design in any way he wanted by making do […]

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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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