Today’s photo is of a Vanilla plant model being constructed.
© The Field Museum, CSB36789, Photographer Charles Carpenter.
Milton Copulos, standing near a window, trimming Vanilla model. Stanley Field Plant Reproduction laboratory [Botany]. Field Columbian Museum
5x7 glass negative
The vanilla pod is actually the fruit of the tropical orchid, Vanilla planifolia. It is the only orchid cultivated en masse for industrial purposes. ~AR