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Images Dated 12th February 2015

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The Kew Gardens Question Featured 12 Feb 2015 Image

The Kew Gardens Question

The Kew Gardens Question. This political cartoon was published in 1878 as part of the ongoing debate as to whether the public should be allowed into the gardens in the mornings, before 1pm. Officially, only botanist and botanical artists were allowed morning access, with the Director's permission. The Kew Gardens Public Rights Defence Association was set up and successfully campaigned against this. The author of the article accompanying this cartoon smuggled himself into a morning session at the Gardens and claimed that those eminent botanists inside were mostly fast asleep in garden chairs and other gentlemen were "engaged in testing the effects of cigar smoke on open-air evergreens."

© RBG KEW

Kewites and wives Kampala, Uganda, 1923 Featured 12 Feb 2015 Image

Kewites and wives Kampala, Uganda, 1923

This group photograph of "Kewites and wives" was taken in Kampala, Uganda, in 1923. Second from the right: John Davenport Snowden, with his wife, centre. Arthur Marshall (back row far right) was the pony boy in Kew Gardens but after attending lectures he obtained the Kew certificate and was elected honorary member of the Ugandan Branch; his wife is seated in front of him. The third woman, Dorothy Halkerston, sits in front of her husband Donald Halkerston, chair of the Ugandan Branch of the Kew Guild

© RBG KEW

Preparing cinnamon quills for drying, Sri lanka, 1880's Featured 12 Feb 2015 Image

Preparing cinnamon quills for drying, Sri lanka, 1880's

Preparing cinnamon quills for drying, Sri Lanka, 1880's. Once the inner bark has been cleaned, the quills are placed one inside another to form quills 1metre long, which are then dried on racks. They are sorted by quality, with the best cinnamon coming from the middle of the shoot

© RBG KEW

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