Heliotrope | Unknown | Elm

Photographer Unknown

ArtistUnknown

CountryUnited States

MediumCyanotype

EmphemeraLeaf Form Specimen Photograms

Year1920-1940

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Plants, Supports

Dimensions

Image Dimensions: 19.4 x 25.4 cm thin paper, laid down (shown reoriented)
Support Dimensions: 21.1 x 27.9 cm thin, manilla-colored paper


Shown from left to right is a photogram of specimen leaves: Heliotrope; Unknown; Elm.

 

Heliotrope: Heliotropium /ˌhiːliəˈtroʊpiəm, -lioʊ-/[3] is a genus of flowering plants in the borage family, Boraginaceae. There are 250 to 300 species in this genus, which are commonly known asheliotropes.


Elm: Ulmus americana, generally known as the American elm or, less commonly, as the white elm or water elm,[a] is a species native to eastern North America, naturally occurring fromNova Scotia west to Saskatchewan and Montana, and south to Florida and central Texas. (both: Wikipedia accessed 2017)

 

print notes: written in graphite script along lower mount margin: L: Heliotrope | R: Elm

condition: fading to print; adhesive traces showing through leaf and surrounding print from application to print verso; two folder punch-holes partially through print along upper margin

Heliotrope | Unknown | Elm