Large Mycology Photograph Archive Depicting Fungi & Mushroom Hunters.
Large Mycology Photograph Archive Depicting Fungi & Mushroom Hunters
Large Mycology Photograph Archive Depicting Fungi & Mushroom Hunters
Large Mycology Photograph Archive Depicting Fungi & Mushroom Hunters
Large Mycology Photograph Archive Depicting Fungi & Mushroom Hunters
Large Mycology Photograph Archive Depicting Fungi & Mushroom Hunters
Large Mycology Photograph Archive Depicting Fungi & Mushroom Hunters
Large Mycology Photograph Archive Depicting Fungi & Mushroom Hunters

Large Mycology Photograph Archive Depicting Fungi & Mushroom Hunters

[Hanover, NH; Duchesnay, Quebec; Gatlinburg, TN, Mellenockett, ME, et al.]: [no publisher], 1937.

Large archive of 114 mycology-related photographs depicting mushroom specimens, as well as group portraits and candid snapshots of foragers in the woods. Silver gelatin images, unbound: four 4” x 5” group photographs labeled on versos (Hanover, NH, Aug. 27, 1937; Duchesnay, Quebec, 1938; Gatlinburg, Tenn. Aug. 1939; Mellenockett, Maine, Aug. 1940); 14 (8 duplicates) approximately 5” x 4” or smaller candids of foragers at camp; and 92 fungi specimens, all but two approximately 5” x 4” (the others 5” x 7”), many with notations on their verso identifying the fungi at hand; and four additional photos, three of a fungi genus tree and another a reprint of “The Mushroom Expert” by Edgar A. Guest.

These photographs were likely used by the aforementioned foragers to help identify the fungi they were encountering during their outing. Additionally includes a holograph list of fungi on a folded 8.5 x 11" lined paper, with notes and numerous drawings, with the final pages dated July, 21, 1946.

Curling to photographs and general wear. Housed in a tattered Pennsylvania State College Inter-Department Mail envelope, with a number of names written in pencil, including S.K. Hostetter, the first Vice President of Finance at Penn State, and S.W. [Stevenson] Fletcher, a Horticulture professor and Dean of the College of Agriculture from 1940-1945. Penn State College became Penn State University in 1953 and soon after launched the Penn State Mushroom Research Center, one of the few research facilities in the world dedicated to mushroom research. Item #140939676

Price: $1,250.00

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