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The image on the Special Collections homepage is actually one of four that displays randomly when the site is accessed. All four, with their descriptions, appear below.
Detail of a photograph by Roger W. Winstead of Jim McNamara "hitting one out of the park." McNamara, an NCSU catcher, hit twelve home runs in 1986. In the same year, the team won a then-school record of thirty-five games, won the ACC Championship, earned an NCAA bid, beat UNC-Chapel Hill three times, and had six players on the All-Conference team. Jim McNamara would go on to play for the San Francisco Giants in 1992 and 1993. From the 1986 Agromeck: "All-ACC catcher Jim McNamara raps out one of twelve season homers against Ohio University. The Pack downed Ohio 8-2."
Detail of a print by E. A. Séguy from Papillons: vingt planches en phototypie coloriées au patron donnant 81 papillons et 16 compositions décoratives; plate 13. Produced using the pochoir technique, which entails hand coloring each plate through a large number of stencils. Portfolio consists of 23 pages, including 16 plates and 4 pattern pages. Published 1920s. A second portfolio by Séguy held by Special Collections is Insectes: vingt planches en phototypie coloriées au patron donnant quatre-vingts insectes et seize compositions décoratives.
The flower clusters of the Bog Dog Laurel hide under the leaves by Bertram Whittier (B. W.) Wells. B. W. Wells is most widely known for his study and preservation of North Carolina’s natural environment. Wells headed North Carolina State College’s Botany Department from 1919 to 1949, but remained on the faculty until 1954. One of the first to rightly be called an ecologist, he wrote on many topics: the insect galls of plants, the effects of salt on coastal vegetation, Bald Head Island, and the formation of the Carolina Bays. However, his most extensive work focused on savannah and pocosin vegetation. First published by UNC Press in 1932, Wells’ popular book, The Natural Gardens of North Carolina, remains in print.
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