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Foreword; White House History (Number 34) - Photo 1

Foreword; White House History (Number 34) - Photo 1

Artist
Middleton, Strobridge & Co., Cin. O.
Date of Work
1860s
Medium
engraving
Credit
Library of Congress

Foreword; White House History (Number 34) - Photo 1

The great sequoia trees of California were a particular favorite of President Richard M. Nixon, who selected the species to plant in the White House grounds to commemorate his presidency. Washington's climate did not suit the specimens originally planted. When further sequoia plantings proved unsuccessful, the Nixon project was discontinued. This engraving, published in the 1860s, shows the native sequoia, happily at home in California.

The mammoth trees (Sequoia gigantea), California (Calaveras County) / executed in oil colors by Middleton, Strobridge & Co., Cin. O. Print shows several giant sequoias, each identified by name, circumference, and height, with a small building in the middle ground and tourists walking among the trees.

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