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Title
Close-up of a specimen of eucalyptus blossoms and seedpods, ca.1925
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1925
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Rights Information
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
Public Domain. Release under the CC BY Attribution license--http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--Credit both “University of Southern California. Libraries” and “California Historical Society” as the source. Digitally reproduced by the USC Digital Library; From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California
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Description
Photograph of a close-up of a specimen of eucalyptus blossoms and seedpods, ca.1925. Three sprigs of the plant hang down from the upper edge of the image, the leaves flat and curved. The photoprint identifies the plant as "Eucalyptus globulus. Blue Gum".
"The Eucalyptus tree originated in Australia and came to California in 1853. To take care of this tree, you must water them for the first year or so and after that they can survive on 'groundwater.' The roots (when fully grown), form and anchor in the ground by fanning themselves. These trees, depending on the species, can survive in rainy or dry climates. The Eucalyptus tree can reach up to 350 feet. The Eucalyptus tree, containing 500 different species, has many different uses. The leaves of the Eucalyptus have many healing properties
they contain pungent oil that clears sinuses and mucus from the nose. This is the reason it is used in many medications and mouth treatments (such as mouthwash and toothpaste). The Eucalyptus leaves also can ease sores and stressed muscles. But beware, if the oil contacts your eyes, severe irritation may occur." -- unknown author.
Type
image
Format
2 photographs : glass photonegative, photoprint, b&w
26 x 21 cm.
glass plate negatives
photographic prints
photographs
Identifier
chs-m12142
USC-1-1-1-12295
USC-1-1-1-14279 [Legacy record ID]
CHS-5539
http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m12142
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-5539.jpg
Subject
Industry--Lumbering
Botany--Trees--Eucalyptus
Lumber
Forests and forestry
Wood products
Eucalyptus
Time Period
circa 1925
Place
California
USA
Source
1-82-210 [Microfiche number]
5539 [Accession number]
CHS-5539 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
Relation
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960
USC
chs-m265

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