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Myrtle Collection

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Plants bearing fruits and seeds

Plants bearing fruits and seeds
Plants bearing berries and seeds including guava, membrillo, brazil nut, mistletoe, spotted laurel, cannonball tree, cactus, eucalyptus, myrtle, clove, caraway, coriander, hemlock, cumin, etc

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Sweet gale or Dutch myrtle, Myrica gale

Sweet gale or Dutch myrtle, Myrica gale. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Richard Duppa from his The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany, Longman, Hurst

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Mrs Flash Kellett

Mrs Flash Kellett, wife of Lieutenant Colonel Edward Orlando Kellett and formerly Helen Myrtle Dorothy Atherley, drawn by Olive Snell

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Crape myrtle, Lagerstromia indica

Crape myrtle, Lagerstromia indica. Handcoloured lithograph by D. Blair after an illustration by Lena Lowis from her Familiar Indian Flowers with Coloured Plates, L. Reeve, London, 1878

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Ancient Greek method of mounting and riding a horse

Ancient Greek method of mounting and riding a horse bareback. A cavalry man mounts a horse by holding lance and bridle in his right hand

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Myrtle Street Military Hospital, Liverpool

Myrtle Street Military Hospital, Liverpool
The Liverpool Sheltering Home on Myrtle Street, Liverpool, during its First World War use as a military hospital. Date: circa 1916

Background imageMyrtle Collection: A scene from the popular childrens play Where

A scene from the popular childrens play Where the Rainbow Ends at the Holborn Empire, London, 1926 with Myrtle Peter as Betty and Bobby Smith as Cubby Date: 1925

Background imageMyrtle Collection: The dancers of Variety, 1929 1-2

The dancers of Variety, 1929 1-2
The dancers of Variety, 1929 1/2 - Gilda Gray (top left), Rafaela and Manuelito (centre), Eleanor McLean (top right), Myrtle Pierce (Bottom right)

Background imageMyrtle Collection: American warblers

American warblers
Black-throated blue warbler, Setophaga caerulescens 1, 2, black-throated green warbler, Setophaga virens 3 and northern parula, Setophaga americana 4

Background imageMyrtle 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 imageMyrtle Collection: Indian almond, Terminalia catappa

Indian almond, Terminalia catappa
Indian almond or Malabar almond, Terminalia catappa, Terminalia del Malabar. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Liverpool Female Orphan Asylum

Liverpool Female Orphan Asylum
An early view of girls in front of the Female Orphan Asylum on Myrtle Street, Liverpool. Date: 1840s

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Miss Myrtle Farquarson

Miss Myrtle Farquarson
Miss Myrtile Farquarson, elder daughter of Lieut.-Colonel and Mrs. A. H. Farquarson by Madame Yevonde. Date: 1923

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Myrtle and Melaleuca species

Myrtle and Melaleuca species
Splended fringe myrtle, Verticordia insignia, twiggy calythrix, Calythrix virgata, oleander-leaved melaleuca, Melaleuca neriifolia, scaly-branched melaleuca, Melaleuca squamea, and common myrtle

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Myrtle spurge, Euphorbia myrsinites, and sea

Myrtle spurge, Euphorbia myrsinites, and sea spurge, Euphorbia paralias. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Fossil skeleton of an extinct giant ground

Fossil skeleton of an extinct giant ground sloth, Megatherium americanum, and tea tree or honey myrtle bush, Melaleuca species

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Oak and Myrtle (Measure for Measure)

Oak and Myrtle (Measure for Measure). Handcoioured botanical illustration drawn and lithographed by Jane Elizabeth Giraud from The Flowers of Shakespeare, Day and Haghe, London, 1845

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Chilean guava, Ugni molinae

Chilean guava, Ugni molinae
Chilean guava or strawberry myrtle, Ugni molinae (Eugenia ugni). Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Eastern baccharis, Baccharis halimifolia

Eastern baccharis, Baccharis halimifolia
Eastern baccharis, groundsel bush, sea myrtle or saltbush, Baccharis halimifolia. Handcoloured stipple engraving by Mlle. Brenet after an illustration by Pierre-Joseph Redoute from Henri Louis

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Common myrtle, Myrtus communis

Common myrtle, Myrtus communis. Handcoloured stipple engraving by Demachy after an illustration by Pierre-Joseph Redoute from Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceaus Traite des Arbres et Arbustes, Paris

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Myrtle holly or myrtle dahoon, Ilex myrtifolia

Myrtle holly or myrtle dahoon, Ilex myrtifolia. Handcoloured stipple engraving by Delaneaux after an illustration by Pierre-Joseph Redoute from Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceaus Traite des Arbres et

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Camphor myrtle, Babingtonia camphorosmae

Camphor myrtle, Babingtonia camphorosmae
Camphor myrtle or camphorwort babingtonia, Babingtonia camphorosmae. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by George Barclay after an illustration by Miss Sarah Drake from Edwards Botanical Register

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Rose myrtle, Rhodomyrtus tomentosa

Rose myrtle, Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Woolly-leaved myrtle, Myrtus tomentosa). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Sansom after an illustration by Sydenham Edwards rom William Curtis Botanical

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Curtis British Entomology Plate 763

Curtis British Entomology Plate 763
Lepidoptera: Tortrix galiana = Aphelia viburnana (Sweet Gale Tortrix) [Plant: Myrica gale (Sweet Gale, Bog Myrtle)] Date: 1824-39

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Il Pentamerone. Basile

Il Pentamerone. Basile
THE MYRTLE The Prince and the Fairy. Date: First published: c.1630

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Jamaica, Myrtle Bank Hotel, Kingston, after Great Earthquake

Jamaica, Myrtle Bank Hotel, Kingston, after Great Earthquake
Jamaica, Myrtle Bank Hotel, Kingston, after the Great Earthquake of 14th January, 1907. Date: 1907

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Melaleuca viridiflora, weeping tea tree

Melaleuca viridiflora, weeping tea tree
Finished watercolour by Fred Polydore Nodder from an original outine drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee 1897 - ILN cover

Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee 1897 - ILN cover
Cover of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration Number of the Illustrated London News, 1897, celebrating 60 years of Queen Victorias reign. Date: 1897

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Myrtle Bank Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies

Myrtle Bank Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, showing the entrance gates and courtyard. Date: circa 1902

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Liverpool Boys Orphan Asylum Band

Liverpool Boys Orphan Asylum Band
Members of the Orphan Asylum for Boys band, dressed in sailor suits and holding instruments. The Asylum, on Myrtle Street, Liverpool, opened in 1854. Date: 1890s

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Stage and Society, 1921

Stage and Society, 1921 featuring Madame Jorgen-Jensen of the Theatre Royal Copenhagen, who has made a success at the London Coliseum, the Countess of Rocksavage and Myrtle Farquharson Date: 1921

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Lagerstroemia indica, Crape myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica, Crape myrtle - By Franz Bauer, undated. Paper, pencil, colour pencil, watercolour. Unfinished Drawings of Plants, vol. 1, no. 125

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Liverpool Sheltering Home

Liverpool Sheltering Home, Myrtle Street, Liverpool

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Flower fairies of tobacco, everlasting, olive

Flower fairies of tobacco, everlasting, olive, marvel of Peru.. Handcolored steel engraving by C. Geoffrois after an illustration by Jean Ignace Isidore Grandville from Les Fleurs Animees

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Sweet broom or Jews myrtle, Ruscus aculeatus

Sweet broom or Jews myrtle, Ruscus aculeatus.. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by French botanist Jean Baptiste Francois Pierre Bulliard from Herbier de la France, Paris, 1780

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Myrtle Newton, hotel driver, WW1

Myrtle Newton, hotel driver, WW1
Miss Myrtle Newton of Cambridge who had accepted the post of motor car driver at the Kings Head Hotel in Cirencester on the understanding that by so doing she would release a man for service during

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Practising the tango, 1913

Practising the tango, 1913
Miss Myrtle Tannehill (aka Mrs Hale Hamilton) and Mr Arthur Collins pictured practising the new dance craze, the tango, on a tennis court somewhere rather pleasant looking. Date: 1913

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Melaleuca quinquenervia, punk tree

Melaleuca quinquenervia, punk tree
Finished watercolour by Fred Polydore Nodder from an original outine drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Melaleuca angustifolia

Melaleuca angustifolia
Finished watercolour by Fred Polydore Nodder from an original outine drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageMyrtle Collection: The Alhambra of Granada. Arrayanes or Myrtle

The Alhambra of Granada. Arrayanes or Myrtle

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Myrtle Hazard

Myrtle Hazard

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Famed American pianist Myrtle Elvyn

Famed American pianist Myrtle Elvyn Date: 1907

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Metrosideros Lucida or Southern Rata

Metrosideros Lucida or Southern Rata
Metrosideros Lucida (Southern Rata), also known as Metrosideros Umbellata, belonging to the myrtle family, with bright red flowers consisting of many stamens. 1888

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Pohotukawa, or Metrosideros Tomentosa

Pohotukawa, or Metrosideros Tomentosa
Pohotukawa (Pohutukawa), or Metrosideros Tomentosa, a coastal evergreen tree in the myrtle family with brilliant red flowers consisting of many stamens, native to New Zealand

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Grandville Myrtle 1847

Grandville Myrtle 1847
MYRTE myrtle (myrtis communis) Date: 1847

Background imageMyrtle Collection: The Bicycle Tournament at the Myrtle-Street Gymnasium, Liver

The Bicycle Tournament at the Myrtle-Street Gymnasium, Liver
Engraving of a Bicycle Tournament, held by the Liverpool Velocipede Club, at the Myrtle-Street Gymnasium, Liverpool, April 1869

Background imageMyrtle Collection: Month of April C18Th

Month of April C18Th
This month is honoured by a wreath of myrtle and burnt incense given as offerings to the goddess Ceres



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