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Postcard of several people posing on a felled giant fir tree. Caption on postcard : "THIS FIR GIANT MEASURED 417 FT. IN HEIGHT WITH A CLEAR 300 FT. TO THE FIRST LIMB. AT THE BUTT IT WAS 25 FT. THROUGH WITH BARK 16 IN. THICK. ITS CIRCUMFERENCE BEING 77 FT.; 207 FT. FROM THE GROUND ITS DIAMETER WAS 9 FEET. FELLED NEAR VANCOUVER IN AUGUST '95 BY GEORGE CARY, WHO IS SEEN UPON THE LADDER." Handwritten inscription below caption : "1895" and inscription on verso : "Sam Steeves / 406 . 3rd ave / New Westminster"