Banquet Piece, Pieter Claez

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Early color photos of palm trees

"Alley of Chamaerops excelsus, Windmill Palm"
from the World Digital Library
I am on a search for early examples of "avenue of palms" and "palm allĂ©es". This early color photo turned up in my search.  Wowy wow wow!

We know this palm now as Trachycarpus fortunei.

The photographer was Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863–1944). From the description, this photo would have been taken somewhere from 1905 to 1915.

See other pictures in this collection of the Russian Empire.  Incredible!

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