Prod: Charles Urban – Natural Color Kinematograph Company. D.: 7’. Col
Delicate tones and shades of color are beautifully reproduced in these examples of highly cultivated sweet peas. The sweet pea was first exploited by a Sicilian monk named Cupani, towards the end of the seventeenth century. He sent seeds to Dr. Uvedale in England, where they received the euphonious name of Lathyrus distoplatyphyllus odoratus. From these original seeds most of the present varieties have developed. The natural appearance of the bunches of sweet peas in the various sections, and the exactness with which the most unusual shades of color are reproduced, are remarkable.
Excerpt from the Urban Catalogue