View of the large elm tree on Boston Common. The tree branches are bare and an iron fence surrounds the trunk, with several people gathering at different points along the fence. A small fountain sits in the foreground on the left side of the image.


  • Title: The Old Elm on Boston Common
  • Creator: Henry Brooks
  • Date Created: 1890
  • Location Created: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 17.4 × 22.5 cm (6 7/8 × 8 7/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Photogravure
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XB.946.3.24
  • Culture: American
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Henry Brooks (American, born 1857)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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