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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
California Historical Society
University of Southern California Digital Library
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-- 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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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.
2 photographs : glass photonegative, photoprint, b&w
26 x 21 cm.
glass plate negatives
photographic prints
USC-1-1-1-14279 [Legacy record ID]
Forests and forestry
Wood products
Time Period
circa 1925
1-82-210 [Microfiche number]
5539 [Accession number]
CHS-5539 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960

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