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Potato Collection

Background imagePotato Collection: Poster, Keep ceaseless watch for Colorado Beetle

Poster, Keep ceaseless watch for Colorado Beetle
Ministry of Agriculture poster, Keep ceaseless watch for Colorado Beetle, they can destroy our potato crops. circa late 1930s

Background imagePotato Collection: Womens Land Army in action, 1939

Womens Land Army in action, 1939
Land Girls following a tractor drawn potato digger, gathering produce before it can be affected by frost. Date: 1939

Background imagePotato Collection: Raleigh / Potatoes / Ireland

Raleigh / Potatoes / Ireland
SIR WALTER RALEIGH English navigator supervising the first planting of potatoes in Ireland

Background imagePotato Collection: Potato harvest, Rafta Farm, St Levan, Cornwall

Potato harvest, Rafta Farm, St Levan, Cornwall
Mother and daughter (Pamela and Sandra Semmens) working on the potato harvest at Rafta Farm, St Levan, near Lands End, Cornwall. Date: 1970s

Background imagePotato Collection: Potato Clamp

Potato Clamp
Men storing potatoes, covering clamps of them with straw on a farm in Surrey, England

Background imagePotato Collection: Human vegetable figure

Human vegetable figure. circa 1825

Background imagePotato Collection: Gathering Seaweed at Le Hocq, Jersey, Channel Islands

Gathering Seaweed at Le Hocq, Jersey, Channel Islands - the principle growing agent for the famed Jersey Royal Potatoes, although used less these days. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePotato Collection: A succesful crop of potatoes grown using Hadfields Manure

A succesful crop of potatoes grown using Hadfields Manure
A succesful crop of potatoes grown using Hadfields Special Potato Manure - George Hadfield & Co. Ltd. (Established 1820) - Bone, fertilizer & Vitriol Works, Liverpool. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePotato Collection: Potato, Solanum tuberosum

Potato, Solanum tuberosum
From Icones Plantarum medicinalium secundum systema Linni digestarum, 1788-1812 by Joseph Jacob Von Plenck

Background imagePotato Collection: Lifting Potatoes

Lifting Potatoes
Potato lifting using horses and plough, near Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Background imagePotato Collection: Aa Parmentier / P Journal

Aa Parmentier / P Journal
ANTOINE-AUGUSTIN PARMENTIER Centenary celebration of the man who introduced the potato to France

Background imagePotato Collection: Woman and vegetable stall, East End of London

Woman and vegetable stall, East End of London
Woman selling vegetables from a stall in a market in Londons East End. The prices are in old currency, with D for penny. Date: circa 1950s

Background imagePotato Collection: Convolvulus and Ipomaea species

Convolvulus and Ipomaea species
American convolvulus, Convolvulus sepium americanus, kidney-leaved convolvulus, C. reniformis, bryony-leaved convolvulus, C

Background imagePotato Collection: Edible tubers and fruit, tubercules alimentaires

Edible tubers and fruit, tubercules alimentaires. Earth almond, Cyperus esculentus, peanut or groundnut, Arachis hypogaea, mashua, Tropaeolum tuberosum, potato bean, Apios tuberosa, and tuberous pea

Background imagePotato Collection: Potato digging machines Moorhead Minnesota USA early 1900s

Potato digging machines Moorhead Minnesota USA early 1900s

Background imagePotato Collection: A baked potato seller, Victorian period

A baked potato seller, Victorian period

Background imagePotato Collection: Shipping potatoes from Jersey, early 1900s

Shipping potatoes from Jersey, early 1900s

Background imagePotato Collection: Rationing

Rationing
An illustration depicting a crowd of people of all ages, some carrying babies, a daunting statue of a warrior stands in the background

Background imagePotato Collection: Advert, Dig for Victory Now! Ministry of Agriculture, WW2

Advert, Dig for Victory Now! Ministry of Agriculture, WW2 Date: 1942

Background imagePotato Collection: Giant potato, Ipomoea mauritiana

Giant potato, Ipomoea mauritiana (Batatas paniculata). Chromolithograph by P. Stroobant from Jean Lindens l Illustration Horticole, Brussels, 1883

Background imagePotato Collection: Chinese yam or cinnamon-vine, Dioscorea polystachya

Chinese yam or cinnamon-vine, Dioscorea polystachya, Dioscorea batatas, Igname de Chine, Handcoloured steel engraving by Oudet after a botanical illustration by Edouard Maubert from Pierre Oscar

Background imagePotato Collection: Potato vine or jasmine-leaved bittersweet

Potato vine or jasmine-leaved bittersweet, Solanum jasminoides. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by George Barclay after an illustration by Miss Sarah Drake from Edwards Botanical Register

Background imagePotato Collection: Chilean potato tree, Solanum crispum

Chilean potato tree, Solanum crispum
Chilean potato tree or crimped-leaved solanum, Solanum crispum. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by S. Watts after an illustration by Miss Sarah Drake from Sydenham Edwards Botanical Register

Background imagePotato Collection: Wild potato vine, Ipomoea pandurata

Wild potato vine, Ipomoea pandurata
Wild potato vine, manroot Ipomoea pandurata (Fiddle-leaved bindweed, Convolvulus panduratus). Handcoloured botanical engraving from John Sims Curtiss Botanical Magazine, Couchman, London, 1817

Background imagePotato Collection: Silver maple and potato

Silver maple and potato
Silver maple, Acer saccharinum 1, and potato, Solanum tuberosum 2, tubers a, b, c. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Friedrich Johann Bertuchs Bilderbuch fur Kinder (Picture Book for Children)

Background imagePotato Collection: Cassava and sweet potato

Cassava and sweet potato
Cassava or manioc, Manihot esculenta 1, and sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas 2. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Friedrich Johann Bertuchs Bilderbuch fur Kinder (Picture Book for Children)

Background imagePotato Collection: W Griffin, High Street, Aston, Birmingham

W Griffin, High Street, Aston, Birmingham
Premises of W Griffin, High Street, Aston, Birmingham, potato merchant, fishmonger and fruit merchant, fitted with three Kinnear patent steel rolling shutters

Background imagePotato Collection: The Amateur Gardeners Dream

The Amateur Gardeners Dream

Background imagePotato Collection: Cottage Life, mother peeling potatoes

Cottage Life, mother peeling potatoes. mid-19th century

Background imagePotato Collection: A hot potato seller

A hot potato seller
Hot potatoes. A hot potato salesman plying his trade on a London street. Date: 1885

Background imagePotato Collection: Advert for Geo. Salter & Co. household items Advert for Geo. Salter & Co

Advert for Geo. Salter & Co. household items Advert for Geo. Salter & Co
Selection of household specialities, available from Geo. Salter & Co. in West Bromwich. Date: 1887

Background imagePotato Collection: DRESSED VEGETABLES

DRESSED VEGETABLES
Stuffed tomatoes - Vegetable Marrow a la creme - Spinach - Potato Croquettes - Haricot Beans - Tossed Mushrooms - Wafer Potatoes - New Carrots and White Sauce. Bon appetit! Date: circa 1900

Background imagePotato Collection: TWO TOMATO DISHES

TWO TOMATO DISHES For carnivores - Bacon and tomatoes For vegetarians - Potato and tomato salad Date: circa 1930

Background imagePotato Collection: Potato masher and fruit press 1888

Potato masher and fruit press 1888
Useful kitchen utensil for potato masher and fruit pressing. Date: 1888

Background imagePotato Collection: Baked potato seller 1870

Baked potato seller 1870
The baked potato man selling hot potatoes on a wintry day. Date: 1870

Background imagePotato Collection: Farm tools. Wooden spade and wodden potato hoe. The National

Farm tools. Wooden spade and wodden potato hoe. The National Museum of Finland. Helsinki

Background imagePotato Collection: WW2 - Shortage of Potatoes in Britain during the War

WW2 - Shortage of Potatoes in Britain during the War
Sorry No Potatoes - a British housewife has limited choice for her vegetable purchasing, as potato stocks dry up due to tight rationing control over supply - December, 1941. Date: 1941

Background imagePotato Collection: Potato and jam tart with comic verse on a Christmas card

Potato and jam tart with comic verse on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePotato Collection: Card game, The Streets of London

Card game, The Streets of London - Baked Potato Seller. circa 1880

Background imagePotato Collection: Giant potato, Barnesville, Minnesota, USA

Giant potato, Barnesville, Minnesota, USA
A giant potato at Barnesville, Minnesota, USA, a big potato-growing area. An annual potato festival is held there. Date: circa 1910

Background imagePotato Collection: Ministry of Food poster, WW2

Ministry of Food poster, WW2, advertising various information leaflets, recipes, etc. Date: 1940s

Background imagePotato Collection: WW2 - London Auxiliary Ambulance Service Driver on the farm

WW2 - London Auxiliary Ambulance Service Driver on the farm
WW2 - British Home front, October 1941 - Mrs John Steel, daughter of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, British Pathologist, lends her hand to the war effort

Background imagePotato Collection: The Potato Eaters

The Potato Eaters
GOGH, Vincent van (1853-1890). The Potato Eaters. Post-Impressionism. Oil on canvas

Background imagePotato Collection: Label design, Don t Cry Sweet Potatoes

Label design, Don t Cry Sweet Potatoes
Label design, Don t Cry Louisiana Commercial Sweet Potatoes. early 20th century

Background imagePotato Collection: Label design, Ken Kat Sweet Potatoes

Label design, Ken Kat Sweet Potatoes
Label design, Ken Kat Louisiana Porto Rican Sweet Potatoes. early 20th century

Background imagePotato Collection: Label design, Pure Winner Sweet Potatoes

Label design, Pure Winner Sweet Potatoes
Label design, Pure Winner Louisiana Porto Rican Sweet Potatoes. early 20th century

Background imagePotato Collection: Label design, Vitamin Yams, Sweet Potatoes

Label design, Vitamin Yams, Sweet Potatoes. early 20th century

Background imagePotato Collection: Potato Baskets, Gawleys Gate, Loch Neagh

Potato Baskets, Gawleys Gate, Loch Neagh
Potato Baskets, Gawleys Gate, L. Neagh - a view of a man beside a large stack of potato baskets made. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Antrim; Lough Neagh). Date: circa early 1900s



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