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Early York Peaches antique print Bargain. Hedrick c1917

Early York Peaches antique print Bargain. Hedrick c1917

by Hedrick, U.P.

Finely-printed Peach and half, seeds and leaves c1917.

Original fine colour-printed photolithograph c1917 for The United States Department of Agriculture The Peaches of New York, by Ulysses Hedrick. Spectacular artwork with crisp colour, this beautiful quarto-sized illustration was produced by Zeese-Wilkinson Company, by photographing each fruit with four colour-record negatives from which the final colour plate could be printed.

From 1905 to 1925, the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station published a series of seven monographs on hardy fruits as components of their annual report. The publications began with octavo-sized lithographs for "Apples of New York", a report written by Station horticulturist Spencer Ambrose Beach (1860-1922), who continued the research of the first Station horticulturist, Emmet S. Goff (1852-1902). From 1883 to 1900 Beach's research included over 700 species of apples and crabapples! Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick (1870-1951), continued the series over a period of 18 years, with six volumes on grapes, plums, cherries, peaches, pears and small fruits.

This Peaches antique print looks marvellously real, but it is unfortunately the paper surface is a little rubbed - so it has been much reduced in price. Page size is 30  x 23cm (12 x 9 inches).

Stock Number: apUPHpEYkPrice: $25.00