Vol 82, No 2 (2021)


Cover Page

This month’s cover features an image of a pin oak tree from the Mira Lloyd Dock Glass Lantern Slides Collection held at the Penn State Univesity-Mont Alto campus. The collection includes 468 glass lantern slides dating from 1897 to about 1902, apparently used by Mira Lloyd Dock in her lectures at the Mont Alto Forestry School (now Penn State-Mont Alto). Most are black and white, but a few of the slides of plants were beautifully hand-colored.

The collection provides an interesting perspective on ecology a century ago and a view of the broad interests of Dock, who was a noted champion for the City Beautiful Movement and for the restoration of Pennsylvania’s forests—as well as the first woman to be appointed by a Pennsylvania governor. Learn more about the collection at https://libraries.psu.edu/about/collections/mira-dock-forestry-lantern-slides.