Picture St. Marys
The Way-Side Elm


Description
Creator:
R.R. Sallows, Goderich, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Photo of "The Way-Side Elm." This tree was located about 2 miles north of Avonton. It was 7 feet in diameter and far over 100 feet high (according to the information written on the back of the photo).

See inscription for "poem" that appeared in the St. Marys Journal (one of the two St. Marys papers that existed at that time).
Notes:
Condition: Good. Worn at edges with a rip at the bottom. Uneven tone in paper. Image is fairly clear.
Inscriptions:
The Way-Side Elm
2 miles north of Avonton
7 ft. in diameter & far over 100ft high


THE WAY-SIDE ELM
(Written for the St. Marys Journal)
October 24, 1907

About two miles north of the village of Avonton, right in the middle of the roadway, stands a lofty old elm of gigantic proportions. Fully seven feet in diameter and far over a hundred feet in height, its immense size together with its unique position make it an object of far more than ordinary interest. Left, whether purposely or accidentally, when the country was being cleared, this grim old "warder" of the way-side cannot but awaken strange thoughts in the mind of the passerby. Its great age speaks eloquently of the past, and its vigor seems to augur it a still lengthy future. It is to be hoped that no vandal hand will be laid on this grand old tree, and that it long remain, tall and erect, "The King of the Way-side".
Date of Original:
ca. 1907
Dimensions:
Width: 14.5 cm
Height: 19.7 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 14.5cm
Image Height: 19.7cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
0760ph
Collection:
St. Marys Museum photo collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.35009 Longitude: -81.08303
Donor:
Sparks family
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
"The Way-side Elm." St. Marys Museum, 0760ph.
Terms of Use:
Reproduction of digital objects is restricted to fair use for personal study or research; any other use must be done with permission of copyright holder.
Reproduction Notes:
This image is a watermarked low resolution reproduction.
High resolution images are available at the St. Marys Museum for a fee.
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St. Marys Museum
Email
WWW address
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177 Church Street South,

P.O. Box 998,

St. Marys, Ontario.

N4X 1B6

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The Way-Side Elm


Photo of "The Way-Side Elm." This tree was located about 2 miles north of Avonton. It was 7 feet in diameter and far over 100 feet high (according to the information written on the back of the photo).

See inscription for "poem" that appeared in the St. Marys Journal (one of the two St. Marys papers that existed at that time).