Wonder of the world at Big Tree Cottage, Scollay's Building, (between Tremont Row and Court Street.) A solid section of the California big tree! Measuring 46 feet in circumference! Now on exhibition for a short time prior to shipment to Europe. JELLERSON, PROPRIETORS RICKER.

Wonder of the world at Big Tree Cottage, Scollay's Building, (between Tremont Row and Court Street.) A solid section of the California big tree! Measuring 46 feet in circumference! Now on exhibition for a short time prior to shipment to Europe. Boston: J. E. Farwell & Co., Printers, 37 Congress Street, n.d. [1871]. Broadside. 36 x 10 cm (approximate measurement; copy examined was trimmed slightly). 1 illustration. A handbill advertising a section of giant sequoia cut by Jellerson and Ricker in September 1870 from a tree in the Calaveras Grove which had been felled in 1853 by Captain W. H. Hanford. The section was transported to Boston by railroad. It was exhibited later in New York. The handbill describes the exhibit and prints a testimonial by Louis Agassiz and excerpts from the local press. A souvenir booklet was prepared for the exhibit. See J. Otis Williams, Mammoth Trees of California ... (1871). For a handbill advertising an earlier San Francisco exhibit see Woodward's Gardens, ... A Section of the Calaveras Big Tree ... (1870). For the history of this exhibit, see Kruska (1985), pp. 42-45. Cut into two sections, several margins slightly trimmed, removed from a scrapbook. No text missing, good. (#166314).

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