Autumn Highlights

By Ginny A. Roth

Illustration of a golden tree with stars as leaves.
Tereniabin, 1491
Hand-colored woodcut of a tree from Ortus Sanitatis, bearing leaves in a golden color often seen on trees during autumn.
National Library of Medicine #101456928

The autumnal equinox has come and gone, and what lies ahead of us are cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and the beginning of the holiday season. The upcoming months also bring us national and international observances, holidays, and events, some familiar, some a bit obscure. In recognition of the season, we hope you enjoy this gallery of specially selected images of autumn from the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) historical collections.



More images can be viewed in Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) in NLM’s Digital Collections.


Informal portrait of Ginny RothGinny A. Roth is the Curator of Prints & Photographs in the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine.

One comment

  1. Beautiful prints you bring us here! ‘La Cosmopolite’s one draw my attention specially. I like how they play with the colors and shapes to capture the attention, provoking without showing, and then you go something like ‘Hey!, wait a minute! What’s this add about? Oh! toothbrushes!’ and can’t help smiling to myself when rechecking it 😉 Thanks a lot for sharing!

    p.d.: got a new subscriber ; )

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