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Richardson Hemlock

The Richardson hemlock had reached 19 feet 6 inches in circumference by September, 1943. Henry Wright stands to the side of this photo in 1929. The tree stood in "Richardson Woods," which belonged to Henry H. Richardson of Brookline, Mass., who had bought almost 300 acres of primeval forest north of Bear Pen Mountain in the late 1910s and agreed to hold it until a club, formed by Thomas Harbison, could meet his price of almost $20 per acre. Unfortunately it never materialized, and the primeval forest is no more.


Photographer Masa, George
Collection Photography Collection
Date of photo 1929
Object ID 2006.1.45
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Masa, George
Wright, Henry
Richardson, Henry
Subjects Photographs
Title Richardson Hemlock,
Year Range from 1928
Year range to 1930