Bracken

Photographer Unknown

ArtistUnknown

CountryUnited States

MediumCyanotype

EmphemeraLeaf Form Specimen Photograms

Year1920-1940

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Dimensions

Image Dimensions: 27.9 x 16.0 cm thin paper, laid down
Support Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.1 cm thin, manilla-colored paper


Shown is a photogram of a Bracken leaf.

 

Bracken: Bracken (Pteridium) is a genus of large, coarse ferns in the family Dennstaedtiaceae. Ferns (Pteridophyta) are vascular plants that have alternating generations, large plants that produce spores and small plants that produce sex cells (eggs and sperm). Brackens are noted for their large, highly divided leaves. They are found on all continents except Antarctica and in all environments except deserts, though their typical habitat is moorland. The genus probably has the widest distribution of any fern in the world. (Wikipedia accessed 2017)

 

 

print notes: written in graphite script along right margin of mount: Bracken

condition: slight adhesive traces showing through several leaf clusters and surrounding print from application to print verso.

Bracken