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Watts, May Theilgaard

Evergreen Nature Trail Guide, page 5 illustrations and layout with preliminary sketches


Identifier
3.24679
Format
Sheet 1: Pen and India ink on cream Strathmore board
Sheet 2: Colored pencil on cream paper
Digitization Status
Digitized
Reproduction:
Original
Dimensions
29.1 cm W x 36.9 cm H (Item)
20.9 cm W x 32.5 cm H (Platemark or image size)
Extent
2 sheets, 1 cutout
Type
Drawing
Date created
1940s
Description
Sheet One: Original illustrations and layout for page 5, excluding text, for The Morton Arboretum Evergreen Nature Trail Guide booklet. Key lines included.
Illustrated stumps with numbers indicate points of interest along trail as seen on trail map.

Tree stump #7: White Fir
Includes generalized identifying characteristics of tree illustrated below with glued-on cutout of detailed needle illustration.

Tree stump #8: Douglas Fir
Includes generalized identifying characteristics of tree illustrated below.

Tree stump #9: Japanese Yew
Includes generalized identifying characteristics of tree with detailed needle and fruit images illustrated below. 

Tree stump #10: False Cypress
Includes generalized identifying characteristics of tree with detailed needle and cone images illustrated below.

Several cutout illustrations depicting needle/cone characteristics originally adhered to board have detached and are no longer present. One detached cutout illustration of Douglas Fir needles housed with art.

Sheet Two: Preliminary sketch of green-colored illustrations. 
 
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