The Legendary Washington Elm

Photograph of the elm tree (now gone) of Cambridge, Mass., under which George Washington (by legend) took command of the Continental Army on July 3, 1775.

[Cambridge, Mass: ca. 1920?].

Silver print. 1 vols. 8-3/4 x 8-3/4 inches. The Legendary Washington Elm. Pencilled notes on rear, small marginal stain to lower right corner. Item #218006

Fine large photograph of the "Washington elm", which was enshrined in 1902 and died a little over twenty years later. This photograph shows the tree already moribund, with monument beneath bearing the carved inscription which preserved the legend:

UNDER THIS TREE
WASHINGTON
FIRST TOOK COMMAND
OF THE AMERICAN ARMY
JULY 3 1775.

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