Vol 83, No 8 (2022)


Cover Page

This month’s cover features a vibrant painting of daylilies by Mary Doane (1829-1894). The painting is just one of a unique collection of botanical watercolors produced by Doane between 1874 and 1893. Mary Doane was the sister of Doane University founder Thomas Doane and painted specimens of flowers and plants from all over the country.

Doane University, located in Crete, Nebraska, received a Humanities for the Public Good grant from the Council of Independent Colleges in 2020/2021 to digitize and share these images with the community. See more examples of Doane’s work at https://web.doane.edu/library/archives.