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Choose from 7 images in our Crimson collection.


Cochineal beetle harvest, by Eadweard Muybridge
Cochineal beetle harvest, by Eadweard Muybridge
57. Wild Flowers of Brazil
57. Wild Flowers of Brazil
770. View from Collaroy, New South Wales, looking towards the Liverpool Downs
770. View from Collaroy, New South Wales, looking towards the Liverpool Downs
452. Flowers of Tulbagh, South Africa
452. Flowers of Tulbagh, South Africa
280. Wild Flowers of Darjeeling, India
280. Wild Flowers of Darjeeling, India
210. Californian Flowers
210. Californian Flowers
125. Selection of cultivated Flowers, painted in Jamaica
125. Selection of cultivated Flowers, painted in Jamaica
Cochineal beetle harvest, by Eadweard Muybridge Featured Image

Cochineal beetle harvest, by Eadweard Muybridge

Dactylopius coccus, cochineal beetles being harvested from Opuntia cacti, Antigua, West Indies, for the production of carminic acid used in the carmine dye, cochineal. The mode of gathering cochineal in Antigua, by Eadweard Muybridge (purchased 1876 by Joseph Hooker for Kew)

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Antigua, Archival, Archive, Beetles, Black And White, Botanic Garden, Botanical Garden, British Empire, Cacti, Cactus, Carmine, Carminic Acid, Cochineal, Colorant, Colourant, Crimson, Dacylopius Coccus, Dfemale, Dye, Eadweard Muybridge, Economic Botany, Empire, History, Kew Gardens, Kew Library, Labourers, Mono, Monochrome, Opuntia, Red, Scarlet, West Indies, Women, Workers