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Liberty Hyde Bailey 
Champion 
1880s (late) 
  
Cyanotype 
2 1/2 x 4 1/2 ins 
  
Cornell University Library 
 
LL/44746 
  
Curational comment from "Dawn's Early Light: The First 50 Years of American Photography", October 20, 2011 - May 4, 2012, Hirshland Exhibition Gallery in Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University
 
In 1888, botanist and horticulturalist Liberty Hyde Bailey assumed the chair of Practical and Experimental Horticulture at Cornell University. The simple and inexpensive cyanotype process became popular with amateurs and scientists between about 1880 and 1910. 
 

 
  
 
  
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