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Visual Evidence


Drawing 1: Bird's-eye view
of Arnold Arboretum, 1934.
[Drawing 1] with link to higher quality drawing.
(Photographic Archives of the Arnold Arboretum)

All of the arboretum's plants are easily accessible to pedestrians, and there is something of interest to see at every season of the year. Each plant is labeled with its common and scientific names, age, and origin.

Questions for Drawing 1

1. How many species of woody plants listed on Drawing 1 do you recognize? Which of these are found in your community?

2. Based on Drawing 1, what aspects of the plan illustrate Sargent's priorities for the arboretum? What aspects illustrate Olmsted's priorities?

* The drawing on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Drawing 1, but be aware that the file will take as much as 40 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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