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Katherine Furbish

 (1834 - 1931)
Katherine Furbish was active/lived in Maine.  Katherine Furbish is known for illustrator-botanic and insect.

Biography   Katherine Furbish

Katherine Furbish is known for her drawing of an endangered species, the Furbish Lousewort, which was named after her. Years later, in 1976, it caused the U. S. government to halt construction on a huge dam in Dickey, Maine, while a debate raged with environmentalists. A lifelong resident and botanist of Brunswick, Maine, she painted more than a thousand meticulously accurate watercolors of flowers and plants, and assembled them into portfolios, "The Flora of Maine," which she presented to Bowdoin College in 1909.

Furbish began her hobby at the age of twelve with her father. A proper Victorian lady, she nevertheless crawled on hands and knees through the bogs of Maine (where only Indians had ever been before), traveled alone in the A   ...  Displaying 750 of 1173 characters.

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