Charles Eliot, 1859-1897

Charles Eliot, 1859-1897

Title

Charles Eliot, 1859-1897

Creator

Date

Original image, ca. 1895.
Digital print, 2016.

Format

1 photograph : digital, JPG (1.05 MB)

Description

Photograph of Charles Eliot (1859-1897). Eliot was a Massachusetts landscape architect who was a defining figure in the land conservation movement. He was an active member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and used this involvement to organize support for his new idea: a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the natural spaces in and around Boston for public use and enjoyment, much the same way the city's libraries and museums saved great works for their citizens. In 1891, The Trustees of Public Reservations was approved and established. Eliot's impact can be seen in the formation of similar organizations around the United States and other countries, and his vision is as relevant today as it was in the 1800s.

Provenance

Courtesy of the Carola Goriansky Family, 2016.

License

CC BY-NC-ND

Rights

Cite as:
Charles Eliot, 1859-1897
Ca. 1895. Digital print, 2016.
Courtesy of the Carola Goriansky Family.

This image is the physical property of The Trustees of Reservations. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Please contact the Archives & Research Center with any questions.

Identifier

TTOR10.PH.001

Type

Still image.

Citation

Unknown, “Charles Eliot, 1859-1897,” Eliot Scrapbook Study Guide, accessed July 5, 2022, https://eliotscrapbook.omeka.net/items/show/14.