Arnold Arboretum Summer Interns, 1990

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 9, 2017

Arnold Arboretum Summer Interns, 1990

Arnold Arboretum Summer Interns, 1990

Arnold Arboretum Summer Interns, 1990 Photograph by Peter Del Tredici Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States Summer 1990 The Arnold Arboretum has had a number of interns across multiple departments helping with research, curation and grounds work. One of the most well-known and longstanding internship opportunities is the Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship Program. The […]

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Peter’s Hill, spring, White Oak (Quercus alba), 1970

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 19, 2017

Peter’s Hill, spring, White Oak (Quercus alba), 1970

Peter's Hill, spring, White Oak (Quercus alba), 1970

Peter’s Hill, spring, White Oak (Quercus alba), ca. 1970 Alternate Title: Peter’s Hill with crabapples (Malus) and a White Oak (Quercus alba, center) Photograph by Pamela Bruns, American Peter’s Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1970 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis Images catalog. Our Crabapple […]

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Arnold Arboretum staff at Alfred Rehder’s 70th birthday party, 1933

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 21, 2017

Arnold Arboretum staff at Alfred Rehder’s 70th birthday party, 1933

Arnold Arboretum staff at Alfred Rehder's 70th birthday party, 1933

Arnold Arboretum staff at Alfred Rehder’s 70th birthday party, 1933 Photograph by Hugh Miller Raup (1901-1995) Arnold Arboretum September 1, 1933 First row, left to right: Oakes Ames, Alfred Rehder, Mrs. Rehder, Ethelyn Tucker, Miss Rehder, Katherine Kelly, Eleanor Stuhlman, Miss Judge, Heman Howard, Caroline, Allen, Ethel Anderson, Louis Victor Schmidt. Second row, left to […]

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John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1914-1925

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
September 20, 2017

John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1914-1925

John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1914-1925

John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1914-1925: The Complete Paintings, Volume IX The last in a series of books devoted to the work of John Singer Sargent (1856–1925), this volume covers the figure and landscape works that Sargent produced between 1914 and 1925. The story begins with the artist painting with friends on vacation in […]

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Silk tree, Albizzia julibrissin, near Hunnewell Building, 1989

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 25, 2017

Silk tree, Albizzia julibrissin, near Hunnewell Building, 1989

Albizzia julibrissin

Silk tree, Albizzia julibrissin, near Hunnewell Building, 1989 Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States December 13, 1989 Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest-traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant explorers of the early twentieth century. In 1918, Wilson collected seeds of Albizia juibrissin in […]

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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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Hamamelis intermedia, Arnold Promise, 1991

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
April 6, 2017

Hamamelis intermedia, Arnold Promise, 1991

Hamamelis intermedia, Arnold Promise, 1991

Hamamelis intermedia, Arnold Promise, 1991 Photograph by István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy (n.d.), Hungary Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States March 17, 1991 István Racz and Zsolt Debreczy are world-renowned denrologists with a long and storied association with Arnold Arboretum. They are authors of Conifers around the world : conifers of the temperate zones […]

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Snow Scenes, winter, path, 1964

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 16, 2017

Snow Scenes, winter, path, 1964

Path covered in snow

Snow Scenes, winter, path, 1964 Alternate Title: Path covered in snow Photograph by Boston Globe, Boston, MA, United States February 1964 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. Copyright © 2003, President and Fellows of Harvard College; all rights reserved. Contact the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library […]

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Marginalia

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
November 6, 2016

Marginalia

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The Arnold Arboretum is nothing short of spectacular this week, with whole hillsides ablaze and astonishing landscape scale views everywhere. But, my mind kept focusing on the minute; the individual leaves and extraordinary beauty of their edges. Perhaps it is the brilliance of autumnal colors that brings leaf shape into such vivid display. Sugar maple […]

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Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane that Transformed New England

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

Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane that Transformed New England

Stephen Long, Journalist and Natural Historian 1 Session: Thursday, November 17 7:00–8:30pm, Hunnewell Building The 1938 hurricane was so devastating partly because nobody had any inkling that it was bearing down on them. Stephen Long will show why that happened and place this storm within a historical context of New England hurricanes before and since. […]

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