Hemp Chocolate Card, 1890’s

‘The Hemp: The Canvas, the ropes, Hempseed oil’,  Chocolate bar trading card (1 of 84 in this botanical series) by ‘Chocolat Guerin-Boutron’ in Paris from the 1890’s   “Le chanvre: La toile, les cordes, huile de chènevis” Share page on:

The Spinner, 1889

“Gardeners instinctively know that flowers and plants are a continuum and that the wheel of garden history will always be coming full circle.” -Francis Cabot Lowell The Spinner by Vincent van Gogh, 1889 Share page on:

To Autumn, 1783

The San Francisco call, November 23, 1902   To Autumn O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stain’d With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit Beneath my shady roof; there thou may’st rest, And tune thy jolly voice Read More …

Guitarplayer, 1641

“Guitarplayer” – by David Rijckaert III, 1641 “The feather hat that the woman is wearing characterizes her as a prostitute. She is drinking (Taste), smoking (Smell), prodding the man with her pipe (Touch), who is playing the guitar (Hearing). Only Read More …

Boy Lighting a Pipe, 1623

“Certain bodies… Become luminous when heated. Their luminosity disappears after some time, but the capacity of becoming luminous afresh through heat is restored to them by the action of a spark” – Marie Curie Boy Lighting a Pipe – Hendrick Read More …

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