1908 On this day, the Maxfield Parrish Print, called The Botanist, appeared on the cover of Collier's Magazine.
Parrish's image shows a full-length profile of a man wearing a long botanical green coat. In his raised right hand, he is holding a plant, and in his left hand, he is clutching a magnifying glass. Some opened reference books are tucked under his arm. He has a specimen case slung over his back. The classic image was made into poster-sized prints in the 1970s.
It's one of my favorite pieces of botanical art.