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Alice Mills Hadley watercolors of native fungi from Chelsea, Vermont and Wellesley, Massachusetts

Collection Identifier: far00043
Scope and Contents: This collection is comprised of 138 watercolor paintings of fungi by Alice Mills Hadley. The paintings date from 1881-1885 and were created during her time at Wellesley College. At the time, botany classes received instruction in flower painting in watercolors, and morphology labs supplied students with compound microscopes with cameras and micrometers for drawing specimens. It is likely that she used these tools to illustrate spores under magnification that appear in many of the watercolors....