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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Persons, Collections and Topics

USDA Forest Service

The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Collection includes 2,891 drawings (mostly ink), many of which are originals that were produced for the United States Forest Service Bulletin and for Elbert L. Little Jr. (1907–2004) and Frank H. Wadsworth, Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands (Washington, D.C., USDA Forest Service, 1964–1974, 2 vols.) and Leslie A. Viereck (1930–2008) and Elbert L. Little Jr., Alaska Trees and Shrubs (Washington, D.C., USDA Forest Service, 1972). Artists whose works are represented in this collection include B. A. Batts, Mrs. N. W. Brenizer, Miss Casmody, Carmen M. Diaz, Charles Feddema, Hazal M. Hartman, Annie Elizabeth Hoyle, Leta Hughey, Carol Ann Kanter, Suzanne Foster Manley, D. Olszewski, Juliet C. Patten, Edwin C. Rivera S., H. J. Roena, Jane Roller, W. R. Scholl, Marion D. Shoquist, James M. Shull, Sudworth, C. L. Taylor, E. Villalón, W. F. Wright and several others (M.B.A., BF, Felix, E.L.K., Lino, Pietri, Raúl, F.R.S., GAW, etc.). The collection is curated by the Art Department.

The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Collection images are in the public domain and can be downloaded from the Catalogue of the Botanical Art Collection at the Hunt Institute: Digital Public Domain Images database. To locate these images in the database, search on either an artist's name or "U.S.D.A. Forest Service." When using these images, please include the following credit statement: United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Collection
, courtesy of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. The artworks also are available for on-site viewing by researchers; please contact the Art Department for additional information or to arrange a visit.

Other resources

For thumbnails of the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Collection images, see the Catalogue of the Botanical Art Collection at the Hunt Institute database.

Mountain pine (Pinus pungens) [Pinus pungens Lambert, Pinaceae], ink on paper by C. L. Taylor (dates unknown), 23 × 24.5 cm, United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Collection, HI Art accession no. 6725.0773.

Selected Artworks

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