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Father of the Forest, Calaveras Grove
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Item Details
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Culture
American
Title
Father of the Forest, Calaveras Grove
Work Type
photographs, albumen prints, black-and-white prints
Date
1878-1881
Material
black and white photograph, albumen print
Measurements
Image: 415mm (height), 550mm (length), Support: 550mm (width), 415mm (height), Secondary support: 659mm (height), 815mm (length)
Description

The ‘Father of the Forest’ was one of the largest trees in what is now Calaveras Big Trees State Park, until it fell in 1862. Watkins’ photograph shows it slowly disintegrating in the late 1870s.

Watkins’ images influenced photographers in New Zealand, such as Josiah Martin, whose photograph of a kauri tree is in the ‘Framing the View’ exhibition.

Repository
Collection: Photography
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data provided by Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
TePapa_L01_MA_I368586_TePapa_Father-of-the-Forest_full.jpg
SSID
27110491

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