John Burroughs' Album of Pressed Wildflowers Gathered during the Harriman Alaska Expedition, 1899

Summary

In 1899, John Burroughs joined a group of more than 20 scientists, naturalists, and artists for a scientific exploration of the Alaskan coast. Financed and accompanied by railroad tycoon Edward H. Harriman, the expedition traveled aboard the lavishly refitted George W. Elder, collecting specimens along the way. Those specimens included native wildflowers, hand-picked by Burroughs and pressed into this book.

In 1899, John Burroughs joined a group of more than 20 scientists, naturalists, and artists for a scientific exploration of the Alaskan coast. Financed and accompanied by railroad tycoon Edward H. Harriman, the expedition traveled aboard the lavishly refitted George W. Elder, collecting specimens along the way. Those specimens included native wildflowers, hand-picked by Burroughs and pressed into this book.

Material

Bark (Plant material)
Flowers
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Handwriting
Mounting
Pressing

Dimensions

Height: 14.5 in

Width: 11.375 in

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