GEORGIA: OAK TREES, c1887. A dirt road lined with oak trees and Spanish moss, at
GEORGIA: OAK TREES, c1887.
A dirt road lined with oak trees and Spanish moss, at the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia. Stereograph by George Barker, c1886.
1886, American, Barker, Bonaventure, Cemetery, Crv, Dirt, Dirt Road, Exterior, George, Georgia, Late, Nature, Oak, Road, Rural, Savannah, Sepia, Southeast, Spanish Moss, Stereograph, Tree
SOUTH CAROLINA: GARDEN. Oak trees and flowers at Magnolia-on-the-Ashley, or Magnolia Gardens
SOUTH CAROLINA: GARDEN.
Oak trees and flowers at Magnolia-on-the-Ashley, or Magnolia Gardens, at Charleston, South Carolina. Photograph by William Henry Jackson, c1901.
1901, American, Ashley, Blossom, Bush, Charleston, Countryside, Early, Exterior, Flower, Garden, Henry, Jackson, Live Oak, Magnolia, Nature, Outdoor, Photograph, South Carolina, Southeast, Southern, Spanish Moss, Tree, Turn Of The Century, William
'The Moss-Gatherers', 1872. Creator: Alfred Waud
'The Moss-Gatherers', 1872. People collecting Spanish moss in the southern USA. '...Spanish moss has become important as an article of commerce, for, when plucked from the trees, from which it is easily separated, and then thoroughly "cured" and threshed of its delicate integuments of bark and leaves, it is found that through the long, thready moss is a delicate fibre as black as jet, and almost as thick as horsehair, which it strikingly resembles. For the stuffing of mattresses and cushions it is valuable, and the increasing demand for it has already opened a new field of enterprise among the denizens of the swamps'.
From "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists" Vol. I, edited by William Cullen Bryant. [D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1872]
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