The Documents

The Development of the American Character

Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman

This image was made in 1887 in New York, by photographer George C. Cox.

Short Description

Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by Whitman, an American poet. This work is notable for its delight in and praise of the senses during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral. Whitman spent his entire life writing the collection, revising it in several editions until his death.

Remnant Trust Description

The limited editions club Leaves of Grass one of 1500 copies signed by photographer Edward Weston. This edition is highlighted by many striking images by Weston. Of special importance: this edition contains the 185 introduction to Leaves of Grass.