A Strange Potato
Cabinet-card format sepia photograph of a large, oddly-shaped potato, by Scammell, Plymouth, England. Card impressed bottom front "G. Scammell / 3 Bank of England Place / Plymouth" and on reverse in gilt "From the Studio of G. Scammell / 3, Bank of England Place / Tram Terminus / Plymouth Exeter, Barnstaple and at Tourquay..." ( Inventory# id467 )
Was this potato supposed to look like a foot? ...or a calf?...or just odd? In any case, it is clearly a tuber worthy of commemoration.
Image has a few small flaws in the negative and faint stain on lower left of the potato.
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