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Peek-a-boo!

Here are some fluffies in The marine mammals of the north-western coast of North America, described and illustrated; together with an account of the American whale-fishery. by Charles Melville

Scammon, (1874), which we scanned for the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Learn more about Charles Melville Scammon and this book over at the Harvard Library Preservation’s blog, The Shelf.

Interesting

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While National Rose Month is celebrated every June, you don’t need that as an excuse to browse roses in our seed & nursery catalog cover collection. The Biodiversity Heritage Library has a collection of cover-to-cover scanned catalogs, too. Sure, you can’t smell them here, but you can still stop and appreciate their beauty.

This cover is from Floral Treasures from The Good & Reese Co. form 1898, out of Springfield, OH.

Interesting

smithsonianlibraries:

While National Rose Month is celebrated every June, you don’t need that as an excuse to browse roses in our seed & nursery catalog cover collection. The Biodiversity Heritage Library has a collection of cover-to-cover scanned catalogs, too. Sure, you can’t smell them here, but you can still stop and appreciate their beauty.

This cover is from Floral Treasures from The Good & Reese Co. form 1898, out of Springfield, OH.