Showing posts with label lithograph. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lithograph. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1844 - The Pansy, Grand Duke of Russia; A Lovely Litho

My mother always bought me a pot of pansies for my birthday so they have become a flower that always makes me feel good when I see them.  While I buy my own now, her gift is always there.  This litho stands out for its charm!











Tuesday, August 16, 2016

1893 - Heroine Peas - A Symphony of Green

When you strip away all the intellectual reasons why I keep poking around in the past after seed related facts and stories, what is left is my delight in the illustrations!

This one is from Peter Henderson's Manual of everything for the garden : Columbian year 1893.

Oh, and by the way, I overlooked the Sturtevant's Parsnip Chervil to Pepper installment, skipping ahead to 1890 - Portugal Cabbage to Rocambole .   Sigh...



I love the lithographic grain.