National Champion American Elm, Vermillion River, Louisville, Kansas

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  • Barbara Bosworth, National Champion American Elm, Vermillion River, Louisville, Kansas, 1990, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation, 1991.69.1

This American elm was designated a national champion in 1979. Bosworth first photographed the tree in 1990, 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. (See 2008.2.10)

Earth and Sky: Photographs by Barbara Bosworth exhibition label

Title
National Champion American Elm, Vermillion River, Louisville, Kansas
Artist
Date
1990
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
image: 7 3419 38 in. (19.549.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation

Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – tree – elm tree
  • Architecture Exterior – detail – fence
  • Landscape – river – Vermillion River
Object Number
1991.69.1
Linked Open Data
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