Between 1911 and 1914, Margaret Neilson Armstrong (American, 1867–1944) journeyed through the western United States with a group of intrepid female friends; these travels resulted in her 1915 Field Book of Western Wild Flowers
, featuring more than 500 of her botanical drawings. Our enchanting pin is based on Armstrong’s original illustration of a Bush Poppy (Dendromecon rigida
), now in the Museum’s collection. Delicately delineated in watercolor and brown ink over graphite, it is inscribed “Montecito, Cal., June 6, 1912.”
14 gold overlay and rose gold overlay, with glass. 1 3/4''L x 3/4''W.