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Dwarf Collection

Background imageDwarf Collection: Collared Lemming - adult in winter fur, feeds

Collared Lemming - adult in winter fur, feeds on buds and bark of dwarf willow sprouts and dry grass on snow surface. (Dicrostonyx torquatus)

Background imageDwarf Collection: Religion / Egypt / Bes

Religion / Egypt / Bes
Dwarf-god who, for all his grotesque appearance, is actually benevolent : his role is to protect women through the risks of childbirth

Background imageDwarf Collection: Peacock flower, Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Peacock flower, Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Peacock flower or Barbadoes cesalpinia, Caesalpinia pulcherrima. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by S. Nevitt after a botanical illustration by Miss Sara Maund from Benjamin Maund and the Rev

Background imageDwarf Collection: Jacky lashtail, Amphibolurus muricatus

Jacky lashtail, Amphibolurus muricatus, and Cape dwarf gecko, Lygodactylus capensis.. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Jussieus Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles 1816-1830

Background imageDwarf Collection: Geranium Reichardi

Geranium Reichardi
DWARF GERANIUM Date: 1787

Background imageDwarf Collection: The Old Curiosity Shop, Nell and grandfather in the shop

The Old Curiosity Shop, Nell and grandfather in the shop
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens, first published in the weekly serial Master Humphreys Clock from 1840 to 1841 and then as its own book in 1841

Background imageDwarf Collection: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Snow White makes herself useful in the home of the Seven Dwarfs

Background imageDwarf Collection: Dwarf violet iris or vernal American flower

Dwarf violet iris or vernal American flower de luce, Iris verna. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by A. Bailey after Edwin Dalton Smith from John Lindley

Background imageDwarf Collection: Siren, salamander and axolotl

Siren, salamander and axolotl
Greater siren, Siren lacertina, three-toed amphiuma, Amphiuma tridactylum, olm, Proteus anguinus (vulnerable), axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum (critically endangered), dwarf waterdog

Background imageDwarf Collection: C H Schafers Midget Circus Troupe - Munich

C H Schafers Midget Circus Troupe - Munich
circa 1910s

Background imageDwarf Collection: Early locomotive railway engine, Dwarf

Early locomotive railway engine, Dwarf, used to pull the engineers inspection coach in 1862, London & North Western Railway Company. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageDwarf Collection: Mlle. Anita, the Doll Lady, and her brother

Mlle. Anita, the Doll Lady, and her brother
Mlle. Anita, measuring about twenty-six inches in height, and known as The Doll Lady or the Living Doll, pictured with her ordinary-sized brother, Herr Ignatz Zachowly during a visit to England

Background imageDwarf Collection: Anti-Vietnam War demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London

Anti-Vietnam War demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London. Placards read: Black Dwarf, Axel Springer Today! Cecil King Tomorrow

Background imageDwarf Collection: Statue of Perkeo of Heidelberg - jester and court dwarf

Statue of Perkeo of Heidelberg - jester and court dwarf
Statue of Perkeo of Heidelberg (born Clemens Pankert or Giovanni Clementi) (1702-1735) - a notable jester and court dwarf of Elector Palatine Charles III Philip in Heidelberg

Background imageDwarf Collection: Les Korrigans

Les Korrigans
A sketch showing a group of korrigan, a fairy or dwarf like creature from Breton folklore, bounding around the central female figure who is placed under the large, flat rock. Date: circa 1901

Background imageDwarf Collection: The Wine Carrier

The Wine Carrier
An oil painting of a dwarf, named Grigorio, a wine skin maker who is carrying some large animal carcasses over his shoulder, with a wine container in the other hand. Date: circa 1908

Background imageDwarf Collection: A Pair of Chelsea Dwarfs

A Pair of Chelsea Dwarfs
A photograph showcasing a pair of Chelsea Manion House dwarf figurines, standing on grassy mound bases. Each of them wear excessively large hats. Date: circa 1922

Background imageDwarf Collection: Illustration, Snowdrop

Illustration, Snowdrop -- The Dwarfs, when they came at evening, found Snowdrop lying on the ground quite dead. Date: 1909

Background imageDwarf Collection: Charles Sherwood Stratton known by everyone as General Tom Thumb (1838 - 1883), American dwarf

Charles Sherwood Stratton known by everyone as General Tom Thumb (1838 - 1883), American dwarf, who achieved great fame. Wearing court dress, appearing at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly

Background imageDwarf Collection: Lady Lyonesse and Dwarf

Lady Lyonesse and Dwarf
The Lady Lyonesse questions Sir Beaumains's dwarf & finds out that the knight is the son of a king & that his true identity is Sir Gareth of Orkney

Background imageDwarf Collection: Albert Craig, the so-called Surrey Poet, a well-known character who would recite poetry

Albert Craig, the so-called Surrey Poet, a well-known character who would recite poetry he had composed at cricket and football matches and sell printed sheets of his poems, and the Burmese dwarf

Background imageDwarf Collection: Brazilian fuchsia, Justicia floribunda

Brazilian fuchsia, Justicia floribunda (Libonia floribunda). Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse, Frederick Warne

Background imageDwarf Collection: Flaming sword, Vriesea splendens

Flaming sword, Vriesea splendens (Tillandsia splendens). Chromolithograph from an illustration by B. Herincq from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse, Frederick Warne, London, 1896

Background imageDwarf Collection: Melon cactus, Melocactus caroli-linnaei

Melon cactus, Melocactus caroli-linnaei. Cactus melocactus, Catto poponiforme. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali

Background imageDwarf Collection: Dwarf birch, Betula pumila

Dwarf birch, Betula pumila
Dwarf birch or bog birch, Betula pumila, Betula bassa. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali, Dictionary of Natural Science

Background imageDwarf Collection: Cyclanthus bipartitus

Cyclanthus bipartitus, Cyclanthe a deux feuilles. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali, Dictionary of Natural Science

Background imageDwarf Collection: Machnow eating breakfast at the London Hippodrome

Machnow eating breakfast at the London Hippodrome
Feodor Machnow, the Russian giant, pictured next to his manager and (possibly) members of the staff at the London Hippodrome, eating breakfast during his time performing there

Background imageDwarf Collection: Machnow the Giant & Madame Chiquita, London Hippodrome

Machnow the Giant & Madame Chiquita, London Hippodrome
Machnow the Giant, alleged to be 9 3 " tall (more likely 7 10" ) appearing at the London Hippodrome in 1905 with the diminutive Madame Chiquita who is only 18" high. Date: 1902

Background imageDwarf Collection: Group of people, possibly family members, including a man of restricted growth (dwarfism)

Group of people, possibly family members, including a man of restricted growth (dwarfism), 1920s. Date: 1920s

Background imageDwarf Collection: Mock vervain, Glandularia laciniata

Mock vervain, Glandularia laciniata (Dwarf erinus-like vervain, Verbena erinoides var. contracta). Handcoloured copperplate engraving after J.T

Background imageDwarf Collection: Jaguar and ocelot

Jaguar and ocelot
Jaguar or tiger of terra-firma, Panthera onca, and tiger-cat of Surinam, ocelot or dwarf leopard, Leopardus pardalis melanurus

Background imageDwarf Collection: Dwarf furze, Ulex minor

Dwarf furze, Ulex minor (Ulex nanus). Handcoloured copperplate engraving after a drawing by James Sowerby for James Smiths English Botany, 1800

Background imageDwarf Collection: Burnt-tip orchid, Neotinea ustulata

Burnt-tip orchid, Neotinea ustulata (Dwarf orchis, Orchis ustulata). Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1791

Background imageDwarf Collection: Dwarf thistle, Cirsium acaulon

Dwarf thistle, Cirsium acaulon (Carduus acaulis). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1794

Background imageDwarf Collection: Gabled houses from the Interregnum (1650s)

Gabled houses from the Interregnum (1650s) on Winchester Street, London Wall, 1804. Characters on the right pavement include Professor of Languages Count John Theodora de Verdion with umbrella

Background imageDwarf Collection: Dwarf iris, Iris pumila

Dwarf iris, Iris pumila. Handcoloured lithograph from Diederich von Schlechtendals German Flora (Flora von Deutschland), Jena, 1871

Background imageDwarf Collection: Poinciana, Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Poinciana, Caesalpinia pulcherrima (Poinciana pulcherrima). Handcoloured lithograph by D. Blair after an illustration by Lena Lowis from her Familiar Indian Flowers with Coloured Plates, L

Background imageDwarf Collection: White orchid-tree, Bauhinia acuminata

White orchid-tree, Bauhinia acuminata. Handcoloured lithograph by D. Blair after an illustration by Lena Lowis from her Familiar Indian Flowers with Coloured Plates, L. Reeve, London, 1878

Background imageDwarf Collection: Bouvardia, burchellia and jasmine species

Bouvardia, burchellia and jasmine species
Three-leaved bouvardia, Bouvardia triphylla, trumpet-flowered bouvardia, Bouvardia versicolor, Cape burchellia, Burchellia capensis, and dwarf Cape jasmine, Gardenia radicans

Background imageDwarf Collection: Dwarf pink carnations, Dianthus caryophyllus

Dwarf pink carnations, Dianthus caryophyllus. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageDwarf Collection: Nettle, Urtica dioica, and dwarf nettle, Urtica urens

Nettle, Urtica dioica, and dwarf nettle, Urtica urens. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageDwarf Collection: Dwarf lettuce, Lactuca sessilis, and prickly

Dwarf lettuce, Lactuca sessilis, and prickly lettuce, Lactuca serriola. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageDwarf Collection: Dwarf rhododendron, Rhododendron pumilum

Dwarf rhododendron, Rhododendron pumilum. Copied from Joseph Dalton Hooker. Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageDwarf Collection: Hybrid dwarf foliage plant, Bertolonia van houttei

Hybrid dwarf foliage plant, Bertolonia van houttei. Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageDwarf Collection: Dwarf whitestripe bamboo, Pleioblastus fortunei

Dwarf whitestripe bamboo, Pleioblastus fortunei (Bambusa fortunei). Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageDwarf Collection: Cedar sage, Salvia roemeriana

Cedar sage, Salvia roemeriana
Cedar sage or dwarf crimson-flowered sage, Salvia roemeriana (Salvia porphyrantha). Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageDwarf Collection: Endangered banded hare wallabies and extinct

Endangered banded hare wallabies and extinct
Endangered banded hare wallabies or munning, Lagostrophus fasciatus, and extinct Kangaroo Island emu or dwarf emu, Dromaius baudinianus

Background imageDwarf Collection: Public appearance of the king of Benin, Africa

Public appearance of the king of Benin, Africa, with drummers, trumpeters, panthers and dwarf. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient



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