The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 3721

Three botanical specimens

Object details

Image size: h 21.5cm x w 17.3cm

Physical description: two corners clipped; traces of glue spots

Watermark: Joseph Burch London

Owner: Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History

Object owner number: 1995.0206.265

Collection: Photographic History Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 3721

Three botanical specimens

Keywords: Botany

From left to right, this image shows a fern frond, the flowerhead of a grass, and a leafy shoot, probably from the Apiaceae (or Umbelliferae) family. The Apiaceae family is a large one comprised mostly of aromatic flowering plants, including the likes of celery, carrot, parsley, caraway, dill and fennel.