Formatblack marker and watercolor on illustration board
Dimensions27.6 cm W x 14.5 cm H (Item)
Primarily textual teaching aid depicting Arboretum landscape. This material is depicted in the shape of an open book. It shows a drawing of an old map of the farm that later became the Arboretum.
Header: CONFIRMATION from old maps
Text and illustrations from top to bottom, left to right:
- text: An old map shows the location of the farmhouse and the spring house
- map illustration: a road extending from bottom to top, a stream extending from left to right, trees at top and right, and a small patch of farm land at center with a wall and two structures, one labeled "Solomon Mertz" and the other "Spring house"
- text, bottom right: FROM 1874 ATLAS OF DUPAGE COUNTY