Over 100 Years Ago, the US Government Commissioned 7,500 Watercolor Paintings of Every Kind of Fruit in the Country via Morsel NEW YORK

Over 100 Years Ago, the US Government Commissioned 7,500 Watercolor Paintings of Every Kind of Fruit in the Country via Morsel NEW YORK
A self-described artist and activist, Parker Higgins taught himself to code while working at the Electronic Frontier Foundation doing activism around free speech issues. “I’m most passionate about the way free speech issues intersect with questions of copyright and the public domain, and a sort of cultural commons,” said Higgins. With a background in information activism, he certainly never thought he’d be the one to make public the United States Department of Agriculture’s official Pomological Watercolor Collection. But these days, Higgins is obsessed with old fruit pictures.

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