Conservatory and Residence of Luther Burbank, Santa Rosa, California, circa 1915

Summary

Luther Burbank (1849-1926), an American horticulturalist and author, gained a reputation for selective breeding that yielded more than 800 new fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other plants. In 1875, Burbank followed family from Massachusetts to Santa Rosa, California, attracted by a longer growing season. By 1881, Burbank's modest success with raising and selling plants allowed him to purchase the home depicted here.

Luther Burbank (1849-1926), an American horticulturalist and author, gained a reputation for selective breeding that yielded more than 800 new fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other plants. In 1875, Burbank followed family from Massachusetts to Santa Rosa, California, attracted by a longer growing season. By 1881, Burbank's modest success with raising and selling plants allowed him to purchase the home depicted here.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

circa 1915

Collection Title

Luther Burbank Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.4.7142.9

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5.5 in

Inscriptions

on front: Conservatory and Residence of Luther Burbank, Santa Rosa, Cal.

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