• Creator
  • Wilson, Ernest Henry, 1876-1930
  • Created Date
  • 1924-06-01
  • Description
  • Malus pumila Massachusetts (Marshfield Hills). Livermore Estate. The Marshfield Hills apple-tree planted by Steven Sherman more than 100 years ago. This particular photo is a full frontal view of the tree with a house in the background. In his 1919 book, Historic Trees of Massachusetts," James Simmons concludes with the Malus pumila trees of Marshfield Hills, which he describes as "the most magnificent in the whole collection." He continues, "... more
    Malus pumila Massachusetts (Marshfield Hills). Livermore Estate. The Marshfield Hills apple-tree planted by Steven Sherman more than 100 years ago. This particular photo is a full frontal view of the tree with a house in the background. In his 1919 book, Historic Trees of Massachusetts," James Simmons concludes with the Malus pumila trees of Marshfield Hills, which he describes as "the most magnificent in the whole collection." He continues, "Behold an apple tree having the sinews of an oak, the spread of an elm, and a crown surpassing both in the beauty of its leaves and blossoms!" He describes its blossoms as being close to the size of "wild roses," and says that its largest limbs are close to 6 feet in girth, stretching 30 feet outwards. . The trunk was 14 and a half feet at the ground and 10 feet at the narrowest part. It was on the estate of Mr. Livermore. According to Simmons, a resident of Marshfield named Steven Sherman planted it over 100 years ago (reported in 1919). (Simmons, Historic Trees of Massachusetts, 1919). less
  • Format
  • Photographs
    Glass negatives
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