Item 1072 - One big tree

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One big tree

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CA WMA PHILIP-3-1986-1072

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  • 1895 (Creation)

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1 postcard : b&w ; 11 x 15 cm.

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(19 Mar. 1891- 15 Aug. 1986)

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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"

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Good (Feb 2012)
Colour change : yellowed ; brown stain at upper right
Creasing : bent corners
Structural damage : small tears at upper and lower edges

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Envelope includes copy neg.

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All inquiries regarding use, reproduction and publication should be addressed to museum staff.

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