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Stem Collection

Background imageStem Collection: Algeria - Woman smoking a nargile pipe

Algeria - Woman smoking a nargile pipe
Algeria - woman smoking a nargile (Hookah Pipe)

Background imageStem Collection: Biophytum sensitivum, sikerpud

Biophytum sensitivum, sikerpud
Plate 190 from the John Reeves Collection of Botanical Drawings from Canton, China. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageStem Collection: Ara Pacis Augustae. Scrolling acanthus relief

Ara Pacis Augustae. Scrolling acanthus relief
Roman Art. Italy. Ara Pacis Augustae. Dated 13 BC. Scrolling acanthus relief. Museum of the Ara Pacis. Rome. Italy

Background imageStem Collection: Stemmed plants

Stemmed plants including coffee, blueberry, papaya, argan, achras, desert date, styrax, olive, rhododendron, kalmia, gardenia, etc

Background imageStem Collection: Clay pipes from Southorns pipeworks, Broseley, Shropshire

Clay pipes from Southorns pipeworks, Broseley, Shropshire
A selection of clay pipes found in the workshops of Southorns pipeworks, Broseley, Shropshire - now The Broseley Pipe Museum Date: 1987

Background imageStem Collection: Mr Ivor Southorn, at the Brosley Clay Pipe works

Mr Ivor Southorn, at the Brosley Clay Pipe works
Mr Ivor Southorn, whose great, great grandfather William Southorn started clay pipemaking on an industrial scale in Broseley, Shropshire

Background imageStem Collection: White Star Line, cut glass wine carafe

White Star Line, cut glass wine carafe
White Star Line, cut glass rare stem wine carafe, house flag to front. 9ins

Background imageStem Collection: A Summer Night

A Summer Night
A portrait lithograph of a young woman, sat at a dining table, she is wearing a fashionable feathered hat, and holding a folded fan in one hand, as she grasps the stem of a wine glass with her other

Background imageStem Collection: Poster for Thorne's Whisky - The Spirit of the Barley

Poster for Thorne's Whisky - The Spirit of the Barley'. Date: 1903

Background imageStem Collection: Japanese flower arrangement with leaves and flowers

Japanese flower arrangement with leaves and flowers, vase and tray. Handcoloured woodblock engraving hanga from a book of the Shinshintei school of Ikebana, 1835

Background imageStem Collection: Guide to preparing flowers for Japanese flower arranging

Guide to preparing flowers for Japanese flower arranging, ikebana. Handcoloured woodblock engraving hanga from a book of the Shinshintei school of Ikebana, 1835

Background imageStem Collection: Artwork by Florence Auerbach, three red poppies

Artwork by Florence Auerbach, three red poppies. Date: late 19th century

Background imageStem Collection: Hauling Sandbags Date: 1941

Hauling Sandbags Date: 1941

Background imageStem Collection: Black-Tailed Hermit, Glaucis Melanura Date: 1859

Black-Tailed Hermit, Glaucis Melanura Date: 1859

Background imageStem Collection: Abandoned kiln and buildings at Southorns pipeworks

Abandoned kiln and buildings at Southorns pipeworks Broseley, Shropshire - now The Broseley Pipe Museum. The kiln which held between 75, 000 and 100, 000 pipes in each firing

Background imageStem Collection: Account book and clay pipes found at Southorns pipeworks

Account book and clay pipes found at Southorns pipeworks
Account book and clay pipes found in the workshops of Southorns pipeworks, Broseley, Shropshire - now The Broseley Pipe Museum Date: 1987

Background imageStem Collection: Seoul, South Korea - Shinshi Men smoking long-stemmed pipes

Seoul, South Korea - Shinshi Men smoking long-stemmed pipes. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageStem Collection: Two women smoke from a hookah pipe, Algeria

Two women smoke from a hookah pipe, Algeria
Two women smoke from a hookah pipe in Algeria, North Africa. One woman is seated and holds the stem of the sheesha pipe near her mouth, ready to inhale

Background imageStem Collection: Art nouveau menu design

Art nouveau menu design with leaves and flowers. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageStem Collection: South Korea - A Shinshi smoking a long-stemmed pipe

South Korea - A Shinshi smoking a long-stemmed pipe
South Korea - A venerable Korean man smoking a long-stemmed pipe and wearing a traditional style of top hat. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageStem Collection: Arnaut soldier, Ottoman Empire

Arnaut soldier, Ottoman Empire
An Arnaut Soldier, viewed from the rear, with a musket slung over his shoulder. He carries a tobacco pipe with a very long stem in his right hand

Background imageStem Collection: The Ashanti War (1873-74) - Ashanti implements and weapons

The Ashanti War (1873-74) - Ashanti implements and weapons
A. Sanko, musical instrument B. Cushion C. Ashanti Ministers state bag D. Fantee stool, cut out of solid block of cotton wood E. and F. War Greegrees or charms made of leather and straw worked in G

Background imageStem Collection: Engraved Jacobite airtwist drinking glass

Engraved Jacobite airtwist drinking glass, 1760 (c). The bell bowl is engraved with an open thistle and two buds and a single moth, on a double-knopped mufti-spiral airtwist stem and conical foot

Background imageStem Collection: Elderly Chinese man in hat smoking a long pipe

Elderly Chinese man in hat smoking a long pipe
Fantastic photographic postcard of an elderly Chinese man wearing a wide-brimmed woven straw hat smoking a very long-stemmed pipe. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageStem Collection: The American Cowslip (Dodecatheon)

The American Cowslip (Dodecatheon), engraved by Warner after Henderson, in a book entitled The Temple of Flora by Dr Robert John Thornton (1768-1837). The book was published between 1799 and 1807

Background imageStem Collection: Salix viminalis, osier willow

Salix viminalis, osier willow
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London. Osier willow foliage

Background imageStem Collection: Language of Flowers Card

Language of Flowers Card
The red rose says I am burning for you ! but the roses thorny stem says No !

Background imageStem Collection: Fairy Holds Grasses

Fairy Holds Grasses
A fairy supports herself on a stem by holding onto grasses

Background imageStem Collection: X-Ray - Hop Stem Parasite - Section of plant

X-Ray - Hop Stem Parasite - Section of plant. Part of Box 165 Boswell Collection - X-Rays. Date: circa 1900

Background imageStem Collection: Stem rust, Puccinia, wheat, Triticum aestivum

Stem rust, Puccinia, wheat, Triticum aestivum - By Franz Bauer. Paper, watercolour, signed. London, Natural History Museum, Library and Archives, Unfinished Drawings of Plants, vol. 6, no. 77

Background imageStem Collection: White flowers on a religious birthday card

White flowers on a religious birthday card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageStem Collection: Three cats in a basket on a Victorian scrap

Three cats in a basket on a Victorian scrap. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageStem Collection: Japanese Geisha examining some plants

Japanese Geisha examining some plants - studio photographic portrait (this same backdrop can be seen in a number of Geisha photographic studies). Date: circa 1902

Background imageStem Collection: Christmas Hamper

Christmas Hamper
A Christmas hamper, full of seasonal treats such as ox tongue, young stem ginger, jellied fruits and fresh meat and of course, a fresh turkey. Date: 1930s

Background imageStem Collection: Fruit / Lemon

Fruit / Lemon
Two lemons still attached to their flowering plant stem. Date: mid 19th century

Background imageStem Collection: German place card design

German place card design by R Beauclair, showing two Edwardian ladies in a floral setting. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageStem Collection: Large leaved angelica plant: full plant

Large leaved angelica plant: full plant from root clump, stem, leaves and florets.. Color-printed woodblock engraving by Kan en Iwasaki from Honzo Zufu, an Illustrated Guide to Medicinal Plants

Background imageStem Collection: Leaves and stems of Japanese pepper, Piper futo-kadzura Sieb

Leaves and stems of Japanese pepper, Piper futo-kadzura Sieb.. Color-printed woodblock engraving by Kan en Iwasaki from Honzo Zufu, an Illustrated Guide to Medicinal Plants, 1884

Background imageStem Collection: Several large dark green leaves and three thick

Several large dark green leaves and three thick stems of the Inula helenium plant.. Color-printed woodblock engraving by Kan en Iwasaki from Honzo Zufu, an Illustrated Guide to Medicinal Plants

Background imageStem Collection: Yellow root, stem and green leaves of lovage

Yellow root, stem and green leaves of lovage, Ligusticum ibukiense.. Color-printed woodblock engraving by Kan en Iwasaki from Honzo Zufu, an Illustrated Guide to Medicinal Plants, 1884

Background imageStem Collection: Roots, stem and leaves of the mountain peony

Roots, stem and leaves of the mountain peony, Paeonia obovata.. Color-printed woodblock engraving by Kan en Iwasaki from Honzo Zufu, an Illustrated Guide to Medicinal Plants, 1884

Background imageStem Collection: Roots, stem and leaves of angelica polymorpha

Roots, stem and leaves of angelica polymorpha.. Color-printed woodblock engraving by Kan en Iwasaki from Honzo Zufu, an Illustrated Guide to Medicinal Plants, 1884

Background imageStem Collection: Brown stem with several leafy stalks and tiny

Brown stem with several leafy stalks and tiny white florets of Angelica miqueliana Maxim.. Color-printed woodblock engraving by Kan en Iwasaki from Honzo Zufu

Background imageStem Collection: Large brown root and thick striped stem of

Large brown root and thick striped stem of licorice root. Ligusticum acutilobum.. Color-printed woodblock engraving by Kan en Iwasaki from Honzo Zufu, an Illustrated Guide to Medicinal Plants, 1884

Background imageStem Collection: Winged-stem passion flower with crimson, purple

Winged-stem passion flower with crimson, purple and white flowers, Passiflora alata superba.. Drawn and zincographed by C. T

Background imageStem Collection: Spindle stem, Agaricus fusipes

Spindle stem, Agaricus fusipes.. Spindle stem, Agaricus fusipes. Chromolithograph of an illustration by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke from A Plain and Easy Account of British Fungi, Robert Hardwicke

Background imageStem Collection: A curved stem pipe, finely hand carved - WWI

A curved stem pipe, finely hand carved - WWI
A curved stem pipe, finely hand carved by and belonging to Driver P. S. Wilson, a lorry driver with the Army Service Corps. during the First World War

Background imageStem Collection: A straight stem pipe, finely hand carved - WWI

A straight stem pipe, finely hand carved - WWI
A straight stem pipe, finely hand carved by and belonging to Driver P. S. Wilson, a lorry driver with the Army Service Corps. during the First World War. Signature on base of pipe - P. S. WILSON



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