Original Studio Photographic Portrait, Signed, of Edith Scamman.

By: Scamman, Edith [I.W. Isaiah West Taber, photographer].

Price: $90.00

Quantity: 1 available


Oval photograph, 3 inches tall, pasted to white card stock with "Taber" printed in script, tissue guard, both tipped in to a grey folder, 4 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches, with a "Taber" monograph in gilt with the motto "Virtus Sola Nobilitas". Miss Scamman has signed the back of the folder: "Loving greetings, Edith Scamman, Nov. 1904". Miss Scamman (1882-1967), from Saco, Maine, became interested in botany while pursuing a Master's degree in comparative literature at Radcliffe. She made several collecting trips to Alaska on behalf of the Gray Herbarium at Harvard, eventually depositing about 5000 specimens there. She published "Ferns and Fern Allies of New Hampshire" in 1947 (the library of the Gray Herbarium). The science building at the Thornton Academy in Saco is named for her. I.W. Taber set up shop in San Francisco in 1871. He retired in 1906 when the earthquake destroyed his shop and all his negatives. Offsetting from the image through the tissue guard to the inside cover, creating a ghostly effect. lower fore-corner of the front cover slightly toned, but a Fine specimen.

Title: Original Studio Photographic Portrait, Signed, of Edith Scamman.

Author Name: Scamman, Edith [I.W. Isaiah West Taber, photographer].

Categories: Other,

Seller ID: scamman,edith[i.w.isaiahwesttaber,photographer].90