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Saturday, March 12, 2016

USA 2016
Botanical Art





COUNTRY: USA
ISSUE DATE: 29 January 2016
THEME:Botanical Art
ART DIRECTOR/DESIGNER: Ethel Kessler


The stamp art features ten designs, each a detail of an illustration from an American nursery catalog printed between 1891 and 1912. The design details are courtesy of The New York Botanical Garden, the catalogs are part of NYBG’s Nursery and Seed Catalog Collection, one of the largest and most important such collections in the U.S.
In the mid-19th century, as more people discovered the joys of ornamental and recreational gardening, thriving commercial greenhouses and nurseries marketed plants to the eager gardeners. To entice buyers, the nurseries created colorful catalogs illustrated with beautiful blossoms and lush foliage. The illustrations were idealized, romantic versions of what plants could look like, but they fueled many a garden dream.

The artists responsible for the work seen on early nursery catalogs are mostly unknown to us now, but their captivating work lives on.
Design details courtesy of The New York Botanical Garden.











Stamp images and description thanks to USPS


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