To commune with Olmsted's many pastimes, Jonah Willcox-Healey transformed a rusted, old Kodak into a wooden box camera. "I began by finding a common element between my lifestyle and that of Frederick Law Olmsted's and ended up focusing on the role of photography," he writes.

"I look at it as both a history and a studio class," says Broholm. "One informs the other,"

"[Olmsted] was an abolitionist," adds his partner, Cavicchi. "He was the director of the United States Sanitation Commission, which is the pre-cursor to the American Red Cross . . . He was one of the people on the committee to establish Yosemite National Park. I think what we figured out is that studying Olmsted is really studying 19th century America."

There will be an official Opening Night for "Echoes of the Olmsted Elm" September 14 from 5 to 8 pm. The National Park Service does not guarantee an Olmsted appearance.

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