Torch Azaleas on Bussey Hill near South Street, 1940

May 12, 2016

Bussey Hill, spring, South Street, 1940

Torch Azaleas on Bussey Hill near South Street, 1940

Bussey Hill, spring, South Street, 1940

Rhododendron obtusum kaempferi A.A. [Title from card index.] 8.5 x 10.5 cm. Emulsion on polyester.

Bussey Hill, spring, South Street, 1940

Alternate Title: Torch Azaleas (Rhododendron kaempferi) near South Street
Photographer unknown
Bussey Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
May 1940

A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog.

Bussey Hill formed the nucleus of The Arnold Arboretum in 1872. The 118-acre estate of Benjamin Bussey (1757-1842) was known as Woodland Hill at that time.

The torch azalea (Rhododendron kaempferi) was among the collections Charles Sprague Sargent made during his expedition to Japan in the summer of 1892.

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READ MORE:
Pearson, Lisa E. Arnold Arboretum.

Hay, Ida. Science in the pleasure ground : a history of the Arnold Arboretum.

Sargent, Charles Sprague. Forest flora of Japan : Notes on the forest flora of Japan.

Wilson, Mary Jane McClintock. Master of Woodland Hill : Benjamin Bussey of Boston (1757-1842).

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