1935 Print Farmer Worm Silkworm Foothills Field Farming Agriculture Mulberry FZ2


This is an original 1935 halftone print of a landscape in China. The caption writes, "This is the land that supports the farmer that encourages the worm that spins the silk. In these crooked foothills the farmer lives on fish and fruit, but mostly on the rice he grows in his tiny, terraced fields. He feeds his silkworms on the leaves of the mulberry trees that flourish between and around his rice plantings..." Si Ling Chi (Leizu) was the first Empress of China (2640 BCE), and while observing silkworms in her garden, discovered how to process the thread of the cocoon into a new cloth. Photography by Burton Holmes.


This 76+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.25 x 5.75 inches; 16 x 15 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Fashion, Clothing, Terrain, Landscape, Scenery, Ewing Galloway