Former National Champion American Elm, Kansas, 2001

  • Barbara Bosworth, Former National Champion American Elm, Kansas, 2001, 2001, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Haluk and Elisa Soykan, 2008.2.10, © 2001, Barbara Bosworth

This American elm was designated a national champion in 1979. Bosworth first photographed the tree in 1990 (see 1991.69.1), and the museum acquired a print of the image the following year. She returned a decade later to discover the elm had fallen victim to the natural effects of wind and lightning, as well as vandals who had firebombed the trunk, leaving only one large healthy branch remaining.

Earth and Sky: Photographs by Barbara Bosworth exhibition label

Title
Former National Champion American Elm, Kansas, 2001
Artist
Date
2001
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
7 5819 38 in. (19.449.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Haluk and Elisa Soykan

Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – tree – elm tree
  • Landscape – Kansas
Object Number
2008.2.10
Palette
Linked Open Data
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