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. American Revolution.

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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