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Catalog Number RG2991.PH
Object Name Collection, Photograph
Collection Name RG2991 Arbor Day
Title Arbor Day
Description Arbor Day was first recognized on April 12, 1872, but was officially proclaimed a holiday by Nebraska Governor Robert W. Furnas in 1874. This collection is comprised of photographs relating to Arbor Day, including the 1917 Arbor Day parade in Nebraska City and other Arbor Day celebrations.

This collection consists of one hundred one photographic prints of ceremonies and parades commemorating Arbor Day. Included are many postcards showing automobiles decorated for the Arbor Day parade in Nebraska City, 1917; the Morton Family on Arbor Stamp Day, 1932, and Arbor Day, 1939; memorial tree plantings on the Capitol grounds in Washington, D.C., 1967; and Arbor Day festivities in Nebraska City, 1972. There are also photographs of Nebraska State Historical Society displays pertaining to the history of Arbor Day.
Date 1917-1972
Date Range from 1917
Date Range to 1972
People Avery, Samuel
Morton, Betty
Wood, Grant
Morton Family
Subjects Monuments
Tree planting
Search Terms Washington (D.C.)
Nebraska City (Neb.)