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Catalog Number 2010.37.1
Object Name Fragment
Other Name Elm
Description Washington Elm.

The White Elm, located in Cambridge, was believed to be where George Washington stood when he took command of the troops in 1775. After it died and fell in 1923, it was divided into approximately 1000 pieces and distributed throughout Massachusetts. This is one of those pieces.
Date 1923
Artist None
Dimensions H-0.85 W-1.9 L-2.75 inches
Collection Local History Resource Center
Subjects Washington, George, 1732-1799
Legal Status Property of the Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA