Luther Burbank

Luther Burbank was a world-famous horticulturist, botanist and agricultural scientist whose skill in developing new plant varieties was well known to the public. William Jennings Bryan was worried about Burbank's influence on the evolution debate. He minimized Burbank's plant work, saying he had merely produced variations within a species and his work did not prove evolution was true. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ggbain-38962.