Government Information presents its latest featured resource, the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection.
These pomological paintings were created in response to the rise of fruit breeding and production by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the mid 1800's. The site includes over 7,000 paintings that document fruits and their variety. These paintings were used in bulletins and yearbooks which were distributed to farmers and growers.
These paintings are now preserved in the National Agricultural Library and used for research. The digitized versions are available in high definition and are free to view and download.
Readers can learn more about the history of this collection, the artists, and find paintings of specific fruits using their common or scientific name.
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