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:Tree trunk showing graft with a hat for scale

Diospyros sinensis Naudia. Hangchow, China. Near view of the trunk of a white-barked persimmon upon which the ordinary kaki, (D. kaki), has been grafted. This white barked stock is able to grow on low lands, with the water only a short distance away from the surface. June 28, 1915. [Information from label on verso of photo mount.] 9.5 x 12.5 cm. Gelatin silver process.

Diospyros sinensis Naudin China, 1915

[Title from recto of mount.]
Alternate Title: Tree trunk showing graft with a hat for scale
Photograph by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918) Dutch, American
Hangzhou, Zhejiang Sheng, China
June 28, 1915

A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images.

Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918) was born in Amsterdam, began his career at the Amsterdam Botanical Garden where he worked his way up to the position of head gardener in charge of the experimental garden. Meyer arrived in America in 1901, and obtained work with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). When his returned from a collecting trip in Mexico in 1904, David Fairchild (1869-1954) of the Foreign Plant Introduction Section of the USDA hired Meyer to make a collecting trip to China. This began a 13-year odyssey that led to the introduction of more than 2,000 species of plants. In an arrangement between Charles S. Sargent and Fairchild, Meyer sent the Arnold Arboretum trees and shrubs of ornamental value along with his photographs of plants and landscapes.

The Frank Meyer’s photography and papers are available in our archive collection.

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