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Title Heirloom fruits of America : selections from the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection / introduction by Daniel J. Kevles.

Publication Info. Berkeley, California : Heyday, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    634 HEI    Available
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Description 122 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Heirloom Fruits of America features 100 full-color illustrations selected from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection, an archive of 7,584 paintings, lithographs, and line drawings created from 1886 to 1942 by about sixty-five commissioned artists. These images served as de facto trademarks in the highly competitive and fraud-plagued American fruit industry in a time before patent protection extended to living organisms. They are also meticulously and beautifully rendered, uncovering a cache of botanical diversity in turn-of-the-century American agriculture. Yale historian Daniel J. Kevles's introduction deepens viewers' appreciation of these plates by placing these images in their historical context"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Fruit -- Heirloom varieties.
Botanical illustration.
Added Author Kevles, Daniel J., editor.
ISBN 9781597145060 hardcover
1597145068 hardcover

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