Japanese Umbrella Pine, Japan, 1914

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 20, 2018

Japanese Umbrella Pine, Japan, 1914

Japanese Umbrella Pine, Japan, 1914

Sciadopitys verticillata Japan [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree trunk with man Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) American, English Koya-san, Kii province, Hondo, Japan. December 3, 1914 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. Ernest Henry Wilson is one of the most prolific, renowned, and farthest traveled plant […]

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On the slopes of the Lichiang snow ranges, over the Lichiang valley, 1922

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 22, 2018

On the slopes of the Lichiang snow ranges, over the Lichiang valley, 1922

Snowy mountaintop

[China (Yunnan)] Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian) Yunnan Sheng, China July 8, 1922 A larger version of this image is available in Hollis Images. Joseph Charles Francis Rock (1884–1962) was, among many things, an explorer. He traveled in Asia from 1920 until 1949 collecting plants for various institutions including the U.S. […]

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Some wonderful moments at the Arnold Arboretum in 2017

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
January 1, 2018

Some wonderful moments at the Arnold Arboretum in 2017

Highlights from 2017_DirectorsBlog

2017 has been a magnificent year at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. The trees, shrubs, and lianas dazzled, but of course, not in exactly the same way as in 2016, or for that matter, any other year since the dawn of time. To begin 2018, I share 12 moments from my wanderings in the […]

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The mighty Amnyi Machen Range, Tibet, 1926

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 21, 2017

The mighty Amnyi Machen Range, Tibet, 1926

The mighty Amnyi Machen Range, Tibet, 1926

Tibet (Amnyi Machen). The mighty Amnyi Machen Range. [Title from recto of photo mount.] Photograph by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884-1962, American, Austrian) A’nyêmaqên Mountains, Qinghai Sheng, China July 20, 1926 [Date from Diary.] A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. “It was a difficult climb to the summit […]

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Summer Interns of 1995

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 30, 2017

Summer Interns of 1995

Summer Interns of 1995

Summer Interns of 1995 Photograph by Karen Madsen Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States July 1995 The Arnold Arboretum has employed many 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. Endowed by the descendants of […]

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Hunnewell Building with moon and jet, winter, 2017

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 16, 2017

Hunnewell Building with moon and jet, winter, 2017

Hunnewell Building with moon and jet, winter, 2017

Hunnewell Building with moon and jet, winter, 2017 Photograph by Larissa Glasser Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States November 9, 2017 Larissa noticed the morning moon and jet stream perfectly framed in the clear sky above The Hunnewell Building, and shot the moment with her phone. The library staff member couldn’t resist sharing the […]

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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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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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Quercus major Korea, 1917

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 12, 2017

Quercus major Korea, 1917

Quercus major Korea, 1917

Quercus Baronii China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree trunk with man Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), American, English Korea July 9, 1917 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant explorers and […]

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Quercus Baronii China, 1919

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 5, 2017

Quercus Baronii China, 1919

Quercus Baronii China, 1919

Quercus Baronii China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree covered hill Photograph by Joseph Hers (1884-1965), American, Belgian China, 1919 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. Joseph Hers was an interpreter for the Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Chengchow, and was superbly situated to collect […]

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