"Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough. Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently commune with people, they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough."
-George Washington Carver
Carver was born into slavery, owned by the Carver family in Missouri. Despite all odds he became one of the most prominent scientists of his time and the most world famous African American, even advising the likes of President Theodore Roosevelt and Mahatma Ghandi on agricultural and nutritional questions. He is known for devised hundreds of uses for the Peanut and Sweet Potato, inventing anything from new paints, soaps, inks, and even a type of gasoline. He also developed techniques to nourish the soils that have been depleted by repeated plantings of cotton. A man truly ahead of his time, he promoted the ideals of environmentalism.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.