Night blooming cereus in Amherst

Image

lov1103.jpg

Title

Night blooming cereus in Amherst

Subject

Flowers
Stereographs
Amherst (Mass.)

Description

View of the Epiphyllum Hookeri (night-blooming cactus) photographed with magnesium light.

"There were parties to watch the rare night-blooming cereus unfold. It was not so uncommon in Amherst as in other places because of the Agricultural College. I recall one such occasion when a night-blooming cereus was sent us by Miss Greeley from Professor Crowell's home. We filled a large white china salad bowl with ice and put the flower in it at nine o'clock. The neighbors came in, a party of twelve, and at ten the flower began to open. For three hours it showed in all its glory. The next morning it was withered and dead." From "Around a Village Green" by Mary Adele Allen.

Creator

Lovell, John L., 1825-1903

Publisher

Jones Library Special Collections

Date

1871-08-25

Rights

This digital file may be used for educational purposes, as long as it is not altered in any way. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the digital files from the Jones Library.

Relation

Is part of the John Lovell Photograph Collection. Jones Library Special Collections

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Photographs

Identifier

LOV1103

Original Format

Photograph

Condition

good

Citation

Lovell, John L., 1825-1903, “Night blooming cereus in Amherst,” Digital Amherst, accessed December 15, 2017, http://www.digitalamherst.org/items/show/679.