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Bulb Collection

Background imageBulb Collection: Food plant bulbs

Food plant bulbs
Plate 8 from Le Regne Vegetal, Vol 12, Hort. Atlas (1870). Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London. Illustration entitled Plantes bulbeuses alimentaires

Background imageBulb Collection: Martagon lily or Turks cap lily, Lilium martagon

Martagon lily or Turks cap lily, Lilium martagon. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Orange day lily, Hemerocallis fulva

Orange day lily, Hemerocallis fulva. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Incandescent giant lamp, model of the Edison type bulb. Expo

Incandescent giant lamp, model of the Edison type bulb. Expo
Incandescent giant lamp, twelve feet high, mounted on a pedestal crowned by a model of the Edison type bulb, increased 20, 000 times

Background imageBulb Collection: Amorphophallus bulbifer, voodoo lily

Amorphophallus bulbifer, voodoo lily
Plate 1109 from the Fleming Indian Drawings Collection, c. 1795-1805. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageBulb Collection: Ufos / Fate Cover 1958

Ufos / Fate Cover 1958
This UFO, resembling an electric light bulb, is seen over San Francisco by D Bruce Berry and Marion Shepherd

Background imageBulb Collection: Plants / Ophrys Apifera

Plants / Ophrys Apifera
BEE ORCHID

Background imageBulb Collection: White asphodel, Asphodelus albus

White asphodel, Asphodelus albus. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Wild daffodil and snowdrops

Wild daffodil and snowdrops
Wild daffodil, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, and snowdrops, Galanthus nivalis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Daniel Rabel after a botanical illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian from Pierre

Background imageBulb Collection: Chives, Allium schoenoprasum

Chives, Allium schoenoprasum. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Wild leek, Allium ampeloprasum

Wild leek, Allium ampeloprasum (Allium porrum). Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Branched asphodel, Asphodelus ramosus

Branched asphodel, Asphodelus ramosus. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Garlic, Allium sativum

Garlic, Allium sativum. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse, (Handbook of all medical-pharmaceutical plants), Jena

Background imageBulb Collection: Advert, Mazda light bulbs and lamps

Advert, Mazda light bulbs and lamps
Advert, Mazda Light Bulbs and Lamps, with circus clowns Date: 1952

Background imageBulb Collection: Springbok Hunting, South Africa

Springbok Hunting, South Africa
Various depictions of the process of Springbok hunting by Bushmen in South Africa. We see their camps, lookout spots, methods of using bow and arrow or dogs, stalking ostriches

Background imageBulb Collection: Advert for Osram light bulbs, made by the General Electric Company. Date: 1954

Advert for Osram light bulbs, made by the General Electric Company. Date: 1954

Background imageBulb Collection: Advertisement for Mazda electric lamps (made in Rugby) showing people in a rather opulent

Advertisement for Mazda electric lamps (made in Rugby) showing people in a rather opulent domestic interior seated on a sofa lit by a lamp which would fetch thousands on ebay today! Date: c.1924

Background imageBulb Collection: Crown imperial lily, Fritillaria imperialis, and tulips

Crown imperial lily, Fritillaria imperialis, and tulips, Tulipa gesneriana. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Daniel Rabel after a botanical illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian from Pierre

Background imageBulb Collection: Calochortus barbatus

Calochortus barbatus (Bearded cyclobothra, Cyclobothra barbata). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Weddell after a botanical illustration by Edward Dalton Smith from Robert Sweets The British

Background imageBulb Collection: Conanthera campanulata

Conanthera campanulata (Hyacinth-flowered cummingia, Cummingia campanulata). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Weddell after a botanical illustration by Edward Dalton Smith from Robert Sweets The

Background imageBulb Collection: Plaited-leaved herbertia, Herbertia pulchella

Plaited-leaved herbertia, Herbertia pulchella. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Weddell after a botanical illustration by Edward Dalton Smith from Robert Sweets The British Flower Garden

Background imageBulb Collection: Flat-stemmed lapeirousia, Lapeirousia anceps

Flat-stemmed lapeirousia, Lapeirousia anceps. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Weddell after a botanical illustration by Edward Dalton Smith from Robert Sweets The British Flower Garden

Background imageBulb Collection: Sea onion or sea squill, Drimia maritima

Sea onion or sea squill, Drimia maritima, and alpine squill, Scilla bifolia. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageBulb Collection: Madonna lily, Lilium candidum, and orange

Madonna lily, Lilium candidum, and orange lily, Lilium bulbiferum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageBulb Collection: Lesser butterfly-orchid, Platanthera bifolia

Lesser butterfly-orchid, Platanthera bifolia. Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration by Walther Muller from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants, edited by Gustav Pabst, Koehler

Background imageBulb Collection: Military orchid, Orchis militaris

Military orchid, Orchis militaris. Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration by Walther Muller from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants, edited by Gustav Pabst, Koehler, Germany, 1887

Background imageBulb Collection: Sea squill or maritime squill, Drimia maritima

Sea squill or maritime squill, Drimia maritima (Urginea scilla). Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants, edited by Gustav Pabst, Koehler

Background imageBulb Collection: Edible bulbous plants

Edible bulbous plants, plantes bulbeuses alimentaires. Onion, Allium cepa, shallot, Allium ascalonicum, chives, Allium schoenoprasum, and garlic, Allium sativum

Background imageBulb Collection: Hippeastrum reticulatum

Hippeastrum reticulatum (Amaryllis reticulata vittata). Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageBulb Collection: Bog asphodel, Narthecium ossifragum

Bog asphodel, Narthecium ossifragum. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Grape hyacinth, Leopoldia tenuiflora

Grape hyacinth, Leopoldia tenuiflora (Muscari tenuiflorum). Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Grape hyacinth, Muscari racemosum

Grape hyacinth, Muscari racemosum. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Tassel hyacinth, Leopoldia comosa

Tassel hyacinth, Leopoldia comosa (Muscari comosum). Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Common bluebell, Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Common bluebell, Hyacinthoides non-scripta (Endymion nutans). Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Lemon day-lily, Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus

Lemon day-lily, Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus (Hemerocallis flava). Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Welsh onion or Japanese bunching onion, Allium fistulosum

Welsh onion or Japanese bunching onion, Allium fistulosum. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Onion, Allium cepa

Onion, Allium cepa. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Shallots, Allium ascalonicum

Shallots, Allium ascalonicum. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Mediterranean onion, Allium paniculatum

Mediterranean onion, Allium paniculatum. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Naples garlic, Allium pallens

Naples garlic, Allium pallens. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Yellow-flowered garlic, Allium flavum

Yellow-flowered garlic, Allium flavum. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Keeled garlic or witchs garlic, Allium carinatum

Keeled garlic or witchs garlic, Allium carinatum. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Field garlic, Allium oleraceum

Field garlic, Allium oleraceum. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Wild garlic, Allium vineale

Wild garlic, Allium vineale
Wild garlic, crow garlic or stags garlic, Allium vineale. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Round-headed leek or ball-head onion, Allium sphaerocephalum

Round-headed leek or ball-head onion, Allium sphaerocephalum. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Round-headed leek or purple-flowered garlic, Allium rotundum

Round-headed leek or purple-flowered garlic, Allium rotundum. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Sand leek or rocambole, Allium scorodoprasum

Sand leek or rocambole, Allium scorodoprasum. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageBulb Collection: Allium strictum

Allium strictum. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871



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