Luther Burbanks's Santa Rosa Plums, 1907

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. By 1906, Burbank's international fame had brought multiple solicitors to his home in Santa Rosa, California interested in documenting his work. A deal with Minneapolis publisher Dugal Cree resulted in this promotional postcard.

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. By 1906, Burbank's international fame had brought multiple solicitors to his home in Santa Rosa, California interested in documenting his work. A deal with Minneapolis publisher Dugal Cree resulted in this promotional postcard.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

1907

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2019.94.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 in

Width: 3.5 in

Inscriptions

on front: No. 105. Luther Burbank's Santa Rosa Plums, awarded Gold Medal at Lewis and Clark World's Fair. In quality, surprisingly exquisite.

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