I love of old photograph that honors a specific beloved tree, and even better to find a handwritten note on the back of this one identifying it as "maple tree in our pasture." And even better still the pile of stones to the left of the tree in the photograph, with a view to a stone wall in the distance, which one imagines these would soon intended to extend. Wonderful.
Albumen print mounted to card. Card measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/4". Last quarter 19th c I believe. Photograph is in good condition, with a little surface scratching at far left, and some staining and edge wear to the card which I think rather adds to its ambiance.