US cities are losing 36 million trees a year

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 12, 2020

Hunnewell Building, spring, new lights, 1990

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 9, 2020

Hunnewell Building, spring, new lights, 1990

Hunnewell Building, spring, new lights, 1990

Hunnewell Building, spring, new lights, 1990 [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Front façade of the Hunnewell Building in the evening with the new lights on Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States April 1990 A larger version of this image is available […]

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The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 28, 2020

The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats

The Food Explorer

The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats by Daniel Stone In the nineteenth century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out […]

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Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1922

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 20, 2020

Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1922

Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1922

Hemlock Hill, winter, hemlock trunks, 1922 Alternate Title: Hemlock (Tsuga) trunks among puddingstone boulders on Hemlock Hill Photograph by Charles Allerton Coolidge, 1858-1936, American Hemlock Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States February 1922 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. Charles Allerton Coolidge (1858–1936) was senior partner at Shepley, […]

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Explorers’ Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 18, 2020

Explorers’ Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure

Explorers' Sketchbooks

Explorers’ Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure by Huw Lewis-Jones, Kari Herbert The sketchbook has been the one constant in explorers’ kits for centuries of adventure. Often private, they are records of immediate experiences and discoveries, and in their pages we can see what the explorers themselves encountered. Explorers’ Sketchbooks showcases 70 such sketchbooks, […]

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North Meadow, winter, maples, 1980

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 6, 2020

North Meadow, winter, maples, 1980

North Meadow, winter, maples, 1980

North Meadow, winter, maples, 1980 Alternate Title: Maple (Acer) Collection with the Hunnewell Building in the background Photograph by Sheila Connor (1947- ) Maple Collection, North Meadow, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States March 1980 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. The Arnold Arboretum has an extensive collection of […]

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Snow Scenes, winter, Bridle Path, 1980

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 23, 2020

Snow Scenes, winter, Bridle Path, 1980

Snow Scenes, winter, Bridle Path, 1980

Snow Scenes, winter, Bridle Path, 1980 Alternate Title: Bridle Path in the snow Photograph by Hope Wise Bridle Path, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1980 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images. The Arnold Arboretum offers Winter Wellness Walks on Sunday afternoons, January through March, from 1:00-1:45pm. This activity […]

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What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist’s Quest to Name Every Living Thing

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 21, 2019

What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist’s Quest to Name Every Living Thing

What Linnaeus Saw

What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist’s Quest to Name Every Living Thing by Karen Magnuson Beil The globetrotting naturalists of the eighteenth century were the geeks of their day: innovators and explorers who lived at the intersection of science and commerce. Foremost among them was Carl Linnaeus, a radical thinker who revolutionized biology. In What Linnaeus […]

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Hemlock Hill, summer, hemlock trunks, 1916

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 24, 2019

Hemlock Hill, summer, hemlock trunks, 1916

Hemlock (Tsuga) trunks on Hemlock Hill

Hemlock Hill, summer, hemlock trunks, 1916 Photograph by George R. King, American Hemlock Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States 1916 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. George R. King, author of One Hundred Views of American Parks, photographed many early landscape views of the Arboretum grounds. Lisa Pearson, […]

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Dia-Logs: Encouraging Climate Conversations, Hunnewell Building Lawn, 2019

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 23, 2019

Dia-Logs: Encouraging Climate Conversations, Hunnewell Building Lawn, 2019

Dia-Logs: Encouraging Climate Conversations, Hunnewell Building Lawn, 2019

Dia-Logs: Encouraging Climate Conversations, Hunnewell Building Lawn, 2019 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts September 23, 2019 September 24-30, 2019 is Climate Preparedness Week at the Arnold Arboretum, and we have a slew of activities lined up for participants of all ages. The initiative cannot come soon enough–despite evident lack […]

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