In 1886, researchers at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Division of Pomology agreed that there was a need to document the many varieties of fruit and nuts found within the nation’s borders. They hired 21 artists to produce detailed illustrations of these specimens, of which more than 7,000 are preserved today in the USDAContinue reading “Why were these beautiful watercolours of imperfect fruit so important?”
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Breaking the mould
Am I unique in enjoying watching food go mouldy?