Vintage landscape: meadowland

Meadowland, via LoCA photochrom taken c. 1902, by Detroit Photographic Co.,  via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Why is any cow, red, black or white, always in just the right place for a picture in any landscape?  Like a cypress tree in Italy, she is never wrongly placed.  Her outlines quiet down so well into whatever contours surround her.  A group of her in the landscape is enchantment.

— Frank Lloyd Wright, from his autobiography

The guides at Taliesin will tell you that Wright strongly preferred buff-colored and brown cows to black and white ones.

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