Fabulous Fruits Notecard Set

Pomology is the science of fruit breeding and production. The USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection is one of the most unique collections in the Rare and Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library (NAL). As a historic botanical resource, it documents new fruit and nut varieties, and specimens introduced by USDA plant explorers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The collection spans the years 1886 to 1942, with the majority of the paintings created between 1894 and 1916. Over the years, many artists were assigned to the project and their watercolors were used for lithographic reproductions in USDA publications and as scientific documentation of research results. Although some of the watercolor paintings are not signed, we know of 21 artists (nine of whom were women) who contributed to this important resource.

Box contains 12 blank greeting cards (2 cards of 6 different styles) and envelopes
Measures 4.75" x 6.5"


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