Grays Harbor Toothpick - The Largest Tree Ever Handled [Original Mounted Photograph]
Grays Harbor Toothpick - The Largest Tree Ever Handled [Original Mounted Photograph]

Grays Harbor Toothpick - The Largest Tree Ever Handled [Original Mounted Photograph]

Original photograph of a rolling exhibit made western Washington State and sent to St. Louis by rail for display at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904. According to a contemporary newspaper article, the tree used to make the exhibit was "said to be the finest spruce tree yet discovered in the state; it is almost two hundred feet in height and is supposed to be about 400 years old. The body of the tree is perfectly round and during the entire thirty-eight feet [to be used for the exhibit] the log does not vary in diameter a half an inch." The tree was hollowed out into three rooms -- an office, "piano room social hall," and an "animal den" housing a bear and a mountain lion. A sign on the right side reads "We are going to Missouri and we have to show 'em." The image measures 3.75" x 9.5" and is on a 5.5" x 11.75" mount. There is a small chip and a stain at the lower left and some additional light soiling. Verso is blank.

Item #21818

Price: $100.00

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