Museum Logo

Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object ID number D2001.15.06.17
Title South Windsor History
Scope & Content A newspaper photo from 1938, of the carving of the Elm Tree
for the 1939 World's Fair. Lawrence T. Stevens was the carver.
The photo of carver at work is mounted on a piece of cardboard;
The second photo is of the Elm tree enclosed in scaffolding.
The tree was originally planted by Hessian prisioners in 1781.
Also a news photo of Barney with Arline Bidwell reminiscing about
the tree. (After the World's Fair ended the tree sculpture was supposed to go back the Mr. Stevens, the carver but it disappeared and to date has never been found. It was carved in the shape of a spirit with its arms upraised and a face with an Egyptian-style head
dress).
Collection Barney E. Daley Collection
Year Range from 1930
Year Range to 1970