I wonder if Thomas Firminger ever thought someone form 2017 would be enjoying the manual he wrote back in 1864. His work was completed while working for or with the US government and it is therefore in the public domain.
These simple tree drawings seem to offer so many opportunities. I could see them being used by an embroiderer. Placed in the background of another image. Used in a collage with the wonderful, pristine white background. And, all sorts of other options for artisans and crafters. I love the light, fluffy cloud-like clusters of leaves and the texture the artist created in the trunk and branches. And, yet, they are simple tree drawings done in black lines on a white background.
Hopefully, you’ll find a place to plant these two lovelies.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.