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Himalayas Collection

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Edmund Hillary & Tensing

Edmund Hillary & Tensing
Sir Edmund Hillary with Tenzing Norgay after their successful attempt to scale Mount Everest in Nepal on 29th May 1953. The legendary mountaineer died in January 2008

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Everest 1924 Group

Everest 1924 Group
1924 EVEREST EXPEDITION Colonel Norton, the leader (3rd from left) between Irving (L) and Mallory (R) the two climbers who died near the summit

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Mount Everest Expedition 1924

Mount Everest Expedition 1924
Mount Everest Expedition, 1924. Led by General The Hon. C. B. Bruce C.B. A view of Mount Everest from the Base Camp in the Rongbuk Valley, Tibet. Sent (and signed on front) by J. B. L

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Hillary and Tensing on Mount Everest

Hillary and Tensing on Mount Everest
Hillary and Tensing nearing the summit of Mount Everest. Date: 1953

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Mount Kanchenjunga from Darjeeling, by Edward Lear

Mount Kanchenjunga from Darjeeling, by Edward Lear (1812-1888). Date: 1877

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Folklore / Yetis

Folklore / Yetis
Photograph of an unidentified footprint, taken by Eric Shipton and Michael Ward as they returned from the Himalayas

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Berberis angulosa, yellow flowered shrub native

Berberis angulosa, yellow flowered shrub native to the Himalayas.. Hand-coloured botanical illustration drawn by Matilda Smith and lithographed by J.N

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Sikkim, Northern India - The Maharajah Maharani and suite

Sikkim, Northern India - The Maharajah Maharani and suite
Sikkim - a landlocked Indian state located in the Himalayas - The Maharajah Maharani and suite. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Esmeralda cathcartii orchid

Esmeralda cathcartii orchid (Vanda cathcarti). Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Jacobin Cuckoo, Clamator jacobinus

Jacobin Cuckoo, Clamator jacobinus
Number 11 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Huntley Himalayas 1890

Huntley Himalayas 1890
Ascending the Himalayas on a Huntley & Palmers biscuit card

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Coelogyne cristata orchid

Coelogyne cristata orchid. Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe, Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l Europe, Ghent

Background imageHimalayas Collection: 1922 British Mount Everest Expedition

1922 British Mount Everest Expedition - The Camp at 23, 000 feet on the North Col of the mountain. Date: 1922

Background imageHimalayas Collection: The Kamri Pass, India, Himalaya Mountains

The Kamri Pass, India, Himalaya Mountains
The pass of Kamri in the Himalaya Mountains in India, between Kashmir and the Indus. A caravan of locals crosses the pass, and a campsite is seen in the background. Date: 1885

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Himalayas

Himalayas
Landscape painting of the distant Himalayas, with an entirely shrounded blue foggy foreground. Date: circa 1927

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Trisul, Kumaon Himalayas

Trisul, Kumaon Himalayas
Artwork of Trisul, a group of three Himalayan mountain peaks of Western Kumaun Date: circa 1929

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Plane flying at 32, 000 feet approaching Mount Everest

Plane flying at 32, 000 feet approaching Mount Everest
Aeroplane flying at 32, 000 feet approaching Mount Everest

Background imageHimalayas Collection: View of the Himalayas, c. 1880

View of the Himalayas, c. 1880
View of the Himalayas, c.1880

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Mountain railway close the the Himalayas, India, c. 1870 s

Mountain railway close the the Himalayas, India, c. 1870 s
Mountain railway close to the Himalayas, India, c.1870 s

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Carts on a mountain road, northern India, c. 1890

Carts on a mountain road, northern India, c. 1890
Carts on a mountain road, northern India, c.1890

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Farmers dendrobium orchid, Dendrobium farmeri

Farmers dendrobium orchid, Dendrobium farmeri (Dendrobium farmerii). Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Palm tree, Wallichia oblongifolia

Palm tree, Wallichia oblongifolia (Wallichia densiflora). Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Rhododendron lanatum

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

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Rhododendron pendulum

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

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Agapetes incurvata

Agapetes incurvata (Pentapterygium rugosum). Mount Khasya, Himalayas. Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Slender bonnet bellflower, Codonopsis gracilis

Slender bonnet bellflower, Codonopsis gracilis. Sikkim. Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Campbells magnolia, Magnolia campbellii

Campbells magnolia, Magnolia campbellii. Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Sikkim larch, Larix griffithii

Sikkim larch, Larix griffithii, tree and cones. Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Hodgsonia heteroclita flowers, female and male

Hodgsonia heteroclita flowers, female and male. Copied from an illustration by Joseph Dalton Hooker. Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Cathcarts arachnanthe orchid, Esmeralda cathcartii

Cathcarts arachnanthe orchid, Esmeralda cathcartii (Vanda cathcarti). Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageHimalayas Collection: View of the Himalayan mountains

View of the Himalayan mountains. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Theodore Goetz from Friedrich Johann Bertuchs Bilderbuch fur Kinder (Picture Book for Children), Weimar, 1823

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Comparison of mountain heights

Comparison of mountain heights including Dhaulagiri in the Himalayas, Chimborazo, Mont Blanc, Mount Etna, and the mountain towns of Chota (Micuipampa), Quito, and Cinchoma

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Kalka to Dharampur Railway

Kalka to Dharampur Railway
A scene on the Kalka to Dharampur Railway, in the lower Himalayas, N.India; showing one of the loops whereby the trains gain altitude as they climb. Date: early 20th century

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Kashmir - senior woman in traditional dress eats from bowl

Kashmir - senior woman in traditional dress eats from bowl
Kashmir - a barefoot senior woman in traditional dress eats from bowl while squatting on the ground outside her home Date: 1986

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Kashmir - young horseman rides up steep hill

Kashmir - young horseman rides up steep hill from his village in the Sind Valley in the Himalayan foothills Date: 1986

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Kashmir, Sind Valley, small child running along village path

Kashmir, Sind Valley, small child running along village path
Kashmir, Sind Valley, looking down on a small child running along a village path between rough dry stone walls Date: 1986

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Ramshackle wooden houses alongside the river in Sind Valley

Ramshackle wooden houses alongside the river in Sind Valley
Ramshackle wooden houses with patched shingle roofs alongside the river in the Sind Valley, Kashmir Date: 1986

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Kashmir, Thajiwas Glacier, Sonomarg

Kashmir, Thajiwas Glacier, Sonomarg. Kashiri man with sled. Snow covered Himalayas in background Date: 1989

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Bhutia man with long pigtail - Darjeeling

Bhutia man with long pigtail - Darjeeling
A Bhutia man with long pigtail. The Bhutia are ethnic Tibetans who speak a Tibetan dialect. Their ancestors migrated from Tibet to Sikkim, Darjeeling

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Crystalline limestone

Crystalline limestone, collected in the Himalayas, India by Dr Benza c.1837. NHM specimen number: BM 967

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Bantony Cottage - residence of Maharajah of Sirmur (Nahan)

Bantony Cottage - residence of Maharajah of Sirmur (Nahan)
Bantony Cottage - residence of Maharajah of Sirmur (Raja Nahan) at Shimla, the capital and also the largest city of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, located in northern India

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Tibet - A Moment of Suspence - transporting animals on trail

Tibet - A Moment of Suspence - transporting animals on trail
Tibet - A Moment of Suspence - transporting animals on a narrow Himalayan Mountain trail by means of suspending two poles on ropes and man-handling the animal across. Date: 1907

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Common hill myna, Gracula religiosa

Common hill myna, Gracula religiosa
Number 1 of 61 watercolour drawings of birds from the Himalaya Mountains in the collection of Lady Mary Bentinck. Artist unknown, date 1833, Library & Archives ref: Z88 f BEN Date: 1833

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Bhutia Woman, Sikkim, India

Bhutia Woman, Sikkim, India
A Woman from the ethnic Tibetan Bhutia tribe from Sikkim, a landlocked Indian state nestled in the Himalayas. Date: circa 1908

Background imageHimalayas Collection: British in Himalayas / C19

British in Himalayas / C19
An afternoon outing in Simla

Background imageHimalayas Collection: Alexander Cannon (1896-1963)

Alexander Cannon (1896-1963) Master of the Great White Lodge of the Himalayas

Background imageHimalayas Collection: General view of Darjeeling, India

General view of Darjeeling, India, with the Himalayan mountain range in the distance. Date: circa 1905

Background imageHimalayas Collection: View of Mount Everest, Himalayas, Northern India

View of Mount Everest, Himalayas, Northern India
View of Mount Everest in the Himalayas, Northern India, as seen from Sandakphu. Date: circa 1910



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