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Catalog Number C14.510
Title Washington Elm Fragment
Object Name Token, Commemorative
Description A large, irregular block of wood. One side is covered in what seems to be creosote. On the other side is a small plaque that reads, "A piece of the elm tree formerly/standing in/Cambridge Massachusetts/under which/George Washington/took command of the American Army/July 3 1775/Presented by the City of Cambridge/1924".
Date 1924
Year Range from 1923
Year Range to 1924
Dimensions H-3 W-4.625 L-7 inches
Material Wood
Place of Origin Cambridge, Massachusetts
Provenance Supposedly part of the elm tree under which Washington stood when he took control of the army in 1775.
People Washington, George, 1732-1799
Search Terms
Subjects Commemoration
Trees
Massachusetts