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Victor Roselle antique lithograph by D.G. Passmore c1909

Victor Roselle antique lithograph by D.G. Passmore c1909

by Passmore, Deborah Grisscom

Lovely antique print of Roselles. Roselles make lovely jam!

Original colour-printed lithograph by botanical artist Deborah Grisscom Passmore (1840-1911), printed in New York by the American Lithographic Company for the 1909 Yearbook of the United States Department of Agriculture. Deborah Passmore received a strict Quaker education in Delaware, and then moved to Philadelphia to study at the School of Design and Academy of Fine Arts.  She was a fine botanical artist who worked in the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Division of Pomology for 19 years.

Between 1897 and 1920 Yearbooks were published to illustrate the wide range of fruit produced in the United States. From 1905 to 1925, the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station published a series of seven monographs on hardy fruits as part of their annual report.  Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick (1870-1951), continued the series over a period of 18 years, with larger photolithographs for six volumes on grapes, plums, cherries, peaches, pears and small fruits. As they were published essentially to promote the growing of fruit in the United States, there was not an enormous circulation, so these beautiful illustrations are rarely seen today.

Slight damage down left edge and small indentation at top - neither of which should detract from this pretty image once framed. 23 x 14cm (9 x 5.5 inches).

Stock Number: apUS9-35Price: $40.00