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Images Dated 2015

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Cochineal beetle harvest, by Eadweard Muybridge Featured 2015 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)

© RBG KEW

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

Roses (Rosa multiflora or Rosa polyantha), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828 Featured 2015 Image

Roses (Rosa multiflora or Rosa polyantha), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1828. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height. The wood block print is from Honzo Zufu or Illustrated manual of medicinal plants by Iwasaki Kan'en, also known as Iwasaki Tsunemasa, 1786-1842. This botanical manual was compiled during the Tokugawa era (1603-1867)

© The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

The Temperate House- Iron rafters Featured 2015 Image

The Temperate House- Iron rafters

Plan of the Temperate House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Sections full size of rolled iron rafters to upper roof of centre building

© RBG Kew

Decimus Burton, Elevation, Glasshouse, Green House, Map, Plan, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Temperate House, Temporate House