Digital Commonwealth

Boston Common

Item Information

Title:
Boston Common
Description:
The Old Elm is shown with the State House in the background on the left and Park Street Church on the right. The Old Elm, also known as the Great Elm, stood at the foot of Flagstaff Hill on Boston Common, was considered a landmark of the city and was called the oldest known tree in New England. The tree succumbed to the gales of a storm and toppled onto the ground on February 15, 1876. Parts of the tree were removed as souvenirs.
Date:
1835–1845
Format:
Paintings
Genre:
paintings (visual works)
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
GC001: Original art collection
Subjects:
commons
parks (recreation areas)
trees
churches (buildings)
public buildings
capitols
Boston Common (Boston, Mass.)
Freedom Trail (Boston, Mass.)
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Park Street Church (Boston, Mass.)
Extent:
1 painting
Link to Item:
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Identifier:
197459
Call #:
GC001.USMA.Boston.771