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Background imageBlack And White Collection: A cinchona forest in Latin America, 1880

A cinchona forest in Latin America, 1880
A cinchona forest in Latin America, from Illustrated Travels: A Record of Discovery, Geography, and Adventure, edited by H.W. Bates, 1880

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Aubergine

Aubergine
Melanzana fructu pallido, Hortus Eystettensis, Vol. 2, 1613, Basilius Besler. Aubergine or eggplant

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Women gardeners, The Rock Garden, RBG Kew, World War II

Women gardeners, The Rock Garden, RBG Kew, World War II
Women gardeners were again employed at Kew during World War II, after an interval of nearly a quarter of a century. Fourteen women were enrolled onto the staff in 1940

Background imageBlack And White Collection: World War II, Kew Gardens: Talk at the Demonstration plot about growing your own food

World War II, Kew Gardens: Talk at the Demonstration plot about growing your own food
Sydney Albert Pearce, Assistant Curator of the Decorative Department, gives a talk at the Demonstration Plot in front of Kew Palace, 1940

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Joseph Reardon pictured during service in WWI

Joseph Reardon pictured during service in WWI
Joseph Reardon joined the staff as a gardener in July 1914, having trained at Tully Nurseries, Kildare. He attended Kews " Mutual improvement Society" scoring the highest numbers in

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Kew Guild dinner at the Holborn Restaurant, London, 1905

Kew Guild dinner at the Holborn Restaurant, London, 1905. The Guild was established in 1893 to bring together past and present members of staff

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Frank Norman Howes, RBG Kew

Frank Norman Howes, RBG Kew
Frank Norman Howes inspecting samples of wood in the Museum store. Born in South Africa, he was Economic Botanist in the Gold Coast Department of Agriculture before becoming an Assistant in Kew

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Ann Webster, botanical artist, RBG Kew, 1951

Ann Webster, botanical artist, RBG Kew, 1951
Ann Webster studied at Guildford School of Art before becoming a freelance botanical artist, contributing to Curtiss Botanical magazine, Flora of Tropical East Africa and other Kew publications

Background imageBlack And White Collection: John Hutchinson

John Hutchinson, Keeper of Museums at Kew from 1936 to 1948. He curated Economic Botany collections and advised british ministries and colonial governments

Background imageBlack And White Collection: The Kew Fire Brigade

The Kew Fire Brigade was operated on a voluntary basis by staff from the Gardens with, from 1882, a station in the Melon Yard on the Kew Road near the southern tip of Kew Green

Background imageBlack And White Collection: The Royal Botanic Gardens Constabulary, ca 1910-1915

The Royal Botanic Gardens Constabulary, ca 1910-1915
Photograph of William Thiselton Dyer and Royal Botanic Gardens Constabulary, ca 1910-1915. William Thiselton Dyer is the white-haired officer carrying the cane in the centre

Background imageBlack And White Collection: The first four Keepers of the Herbarium, Kew Gardens

The first four Keepers of the Herbarium, Kew Gardens
The first four Keepers of the Herbarium, left to right: Professor Daniel Oliver (Keeper 1864-90), W. Botting Hemsley (1899-1908), Dr Otto Stapf (1908-22) and J. G

Background imageBlack And White Collection: The arrival of the flagstaff off the Sion Vista, Kew, circa 1916

The arrival of the flagstaff off the Sion Vista, Kew, circa 1916
The arrival of the flagstaff off the Sion Vista, Kew: " accepting delivery", circa 1916. Gifted by the Provincial Governement of British Columbia, it was towed along the Thames by tug boat

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Joey the Stanley Crane, Kew Gardens

Joey the Stanley Crane, Kew Gardens
Joey the Stanley Crane was a well-known Kew personality. In 1935 The Journal of the Kew Guild described his eventful life, which included losing a toe to a lawn mower

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Aircraft crash, Kew, 1928

Aircraft crash, Kew, 1928
On the 16th August, 1928, a single seater Siskin aircraft came down in flames to the west of the Syon Vista, Kew Gardens, during an aerial display

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Burnt remains of the Refreshment Pavilion, Kew Gardens, 1913

Burnt remains of the Refreshment Pavilion, Kew Gardens, 1913
In 1913 the tea pavilion at Kew Gardens was burnt down by members of the womens suffrage movement as part of their campaign

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Ernest Henry Wilson

Ernest Henry Wilson (back row, second from right) with colleagues while working as a gardener at Kew, circa 1897. Two years later, in 1899, he would begin work as a plant collector

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Directors House and Garden, Kew. Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer and Harriet Anne Thiselton-Dyer

Directors House and Garden, Kew. Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer and Harriet Anne Thiselton-Dyer (Nee Hoche). He became Assistant Director of Kew in 1875

Background imageBlack And White Collection: The Palm House, Kew Gardens

The Palm House, Kew Gardens
A visitor sits reading inside the Palm House, Kew Gardens. The Palm House was opened in 1848. Decimus Burton was the architect and Richard Turner as engineer provided the ironwork

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Lalbagh Botanic Gardens, Bangalore, India

Lalbagh Botanic Gardens, Bangalore, India were established in 1760 by Hyder Ali. Once they came under state control in 1856

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930)

Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H. Wilson, was a notable English plant collector who introduced a large range of about 2000 of Asian plant

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Adrien Rene Franchet - 1834-1900

Adrien Rene Franchet - 1834-1900
Portrait of Adrien Franchet, Bull.Soc.Bot.France (1900), French botanist, based at the Paris Museum national d Histoire Naturelle

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Pere Armand David - 1826-1900

Pere Armand David - 1826-1900
Pere Armand David (1826-1900) Lazarist missionary Catholic priest, zoologist and botanist

Background imageBlack And White Collection: D. Oliver, Otto Stapf, W. Botting Hemsley, J. G. Baker

D. Oliver, Otto Stapf, W. Botting Hemsley, J. G. Baker. The first four Keepers of the Herbarium, RBG Kew, photographed in 1916

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Ernest Henry Wilson - May15th 1922

Ernest Henry Wilson - May15th 1922
Ernest Henry Wilson - 1876-1930 - May15th 1922 - Ernest Henry " Chinese" Wilson, better known as E. H. Wilson, was a notable English plant collector who introduced a large range of about

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Joseph Rock and Elizabeth McClintock

Joseph Rock and Elizabeth McClintock
Joseph Rock 1884-1962 - China Explorer aged 78 in Honolulu - with Elizabeth McClintock. Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1884, ?? 1962) was an Austrian-American explorer, geographer, linguist and botanist

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Henry Fletcher Hance

Henry Fletcher Hance
Dr. Henry Fletcher Hance - (1827-1886 ) photographed in 1867, botanist and diplomat who worked in Hong Kong, Whampoa and Canton, China, on diplomatic roles

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Women Gardeners (drinking tea) 1939

Women Gardeners (drinking tea) 1939
Women Gardeners (drinking tea), RBG Kew, 1939. A tea break was only instigated at Kew after Minnie Hill made a personal appeal to the director, Sir Arthur Hill

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Quercus alba (White Oak)

Quercus alba (White Oak)
Watercolour on paper. From the original manuscript for the 1801 publication Histoire des chnes de l Amrique by Andre Michaux (1746-1803)

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Quercus discolor

Quercus discolor
Watercolour on paper, c.1801. Page from a volume of notes, drawings, plant specimens and proof prints prepared for the publication Histoire des chenes de l Amerique... (1801) by Andre Michaux

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Quercus rubra (Q. borealis, American red oak)

Quercus rubra (Q. borealis, American red oak)
Watercolour and pencil on paper, no date (c.1800).Page from a volume of notes, drawings, plant specimens and proof prints prepared for the publication Histoire des chenes de l Amerique

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Quercus tinctoria (Black oak, Q. velutina)

Quercus tinctoria (Black oak, Q. velutina)
Watercolour on paper, dated 1804 (post publication ). Page from a volume of notes, drawings, plant specimens and proof prints prepared for the publication Histoire des ch├¬nes de l Am├®rique

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Quercus prinus

Quercus prinus
Watercolour on paper, no date (c.1800). Page from a volume of notes, drawings, plant specimens and proof prints prepared for the publication Histoire des ch├¬nes de l Am├®rique

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Female gardener working in the orchid house, during World War II

Female gardener working in the orchid house, during World War II
Female gardener working in the orchid house, RBG Kew, during World War II

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Botanist Mary Ruth Fussel Jackson Taylor, RBG Kew, 1939

Botanist Mary Ruth Fussel Jackson Taylor, RBG Kew, 1939
Botanist Mary Ruth Fussel Jackson Taylor, working in the Herbarium, RBG Kew, 1939

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Women gardeners, RBG Kew, World War II

Women gardeners, RBG Kew, World War II
Women gardeners were again employed at Kew during World War II, after an interval of nearly a quarter of a century. Fourteen women were enrolled onto the staff in 1940

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Potato tuber slices being dried in trays of peat, WWII

Potato tuber slices being dried in trays of peat, WWII
Supplies of seed potatoes were insufficient to demand during WWII, so Wiliam Campbell, Curator of Kew Gardens devised a method of growing potatoes using slices from the tuber instead

Background imageBlack And White Collection: William Turrill in gas protection suit, spring 1940

William Turrill in gas protection suit, spring 1940
Here, WIlliam Turrill models the full gas protection suit usually worn by Air Raid Wardens. In the spring of 1940 a Kew Gardens Platoon was formed

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Vegetables cultivated on Kew Green, 1917

Vegetables cultivated on Kew Green, 1917
Vegetables cultivated in allotments on Kew Green to combat food shortages, 1917, during World War I

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Charles Metcalf

Charles Metcalf became Keeper of the Jodrell Laboratory in 1930. Here, he is identifying a timber specimen

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Dr R. Melville, scientist at Kew, 1940 s

Dr R. Melville, scientist at Kew, 1940 s
Dr R. Melville, scientist at Kew, working under Dr Hutchinson, Keeper of Museums, during the 1940 s, is seen here scraping pollen onto glass from a South African marigold

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Jodrell Laboratory staff, 1963

Jodrell Laboratory staff, 1963, with Charles Metcalf (Keeper of the Jodrell laboratory) centre

Background imageBlack And White Collection: The Mounting Room

The Mounting Room
Two members of staff working int the Mounting Room, Kew Gardens. Once collected specimens have been dried and pressed, they are mounted onto a herbarium sheet of archival quality paper with an

Background imageBlack And White Collection: William Thiselton Dyer, Director of Kew

William Thiselton Dyer, Director of Kew for thirty years from 1875

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Sir William Thiselton Dyer

Sir William Thiselton Dyer in court dress with his Order of St Michael and St George, on being knighted in 1899

Background imageBlack And White Collection: William Thiselton Dyer, Director of Kew Gardens

William Thiselton Dyer, Director of Kew Gardens
William Thiselton Dyer (1843-1928), Director of Kew Gardens 1885 to 1905 after the retirement of Joseph Hooker

Background imageBlack And White Collection: H. W. Sayer

H. W. Sayer
H.W. Sayer Sub-Foreman of the Temperate House pits, RBG Kew, May 1924. this was where plants destined for the Temperate House were propagated

Background imageBlack And White Collection: Felled tree for Kew Flagstaff, British Columbia, 1914

Felled tree for Kew Flagstaff, British Columbia, 1914
British COlumbia 1914: The felled tree which was to form the great flagstaff at RBG Kew from 1919 to 1959. Made from a Douglas fir




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