Luther Burbank at His Desk, 1915

Summary

Luther Burbank (1849-1926), an American plant breeder, naturalist, and author, was especially noted for his experiments with plants, fruits, and vegetables. After developing the influential Russet Burbank potato in his native Massachusetts, Burbank established a large experimental garden in Santa Rosa, California. While not working outdoors, Burbank spent time carrying on his nursery business, keeping accounts, researching, and writing.

Luther Burbank (1849-1926), an American plant breeder, naturalist, and author, was especially noted for his experiments with plants, fruits, and vegetables. After developing the influential Russet Burbank potato in his native Massachusetts, Burbank established a large experimental garden in Santa Rosa, California. While not working outdoors, Burbank spent time carrying on his nursery business, keeping accounts, researching, and writing.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1915

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.11812

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

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