Century Old Linden Tree and Baird Statue

ID: 79-13836-23 or SIA79-13836-23

Creator: Bounds, A. Pierce

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1979

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 410, Box 3, Folder: Historic Photos

Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

The 80-foot Linden tree, situated in the northeast corner of the 4.2 acre garden behind the Smithsonian Institution Building, was estimated to be more than 100 years old. The tree was planted by Smithsonian staff members in the late 1800's. The seven-foot bronze statue of Spencer Fullerton Baird by Leonard Baskin was unveiled in May of 1978 to commemorate the Centennial of Baird's appointment as the second Secretary (1878-1887) of the Smithsonian Institution.

Author

Bounds, A. Pierce

Subject

  • Baskin, Leonard 1922-
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • South Yard

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 410, Box 3, Folder: Historic Photos

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1979

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Linden Tree
  • Gardens
  • Trees
  • Grounds
  • Landscapes
  • Statues
  • Victorian Garden
  • Gardens, Victorian

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape
  • Statue

ID Number

79-13836-23 or SIA79-13836-23

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Landscape; Statue; Medium: Photographic print

Full Record

View Full Record