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Tring Collection

Background imageTring Collection: Zebra-drawn trap of Lord Walter Rothschild

Zebra-drawn trap of Lord Walter Rothschild
Rothschild broke in and trained several zebras to pull a trap, which he memorably used to visit Buckingham Palace in 1898 Date: 1898

Background imageTring Collection: Morpho cypris, blue morpho butterfly

Morpho cypris, blue morpho butterfly
Butterfly from Central America. South America. Specimen on display at the Natural History Museum at Tring, part of the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageTring Collection: Lear / Nonsense / Tring

Lear / Nonsense / Tring
There was an Old Person of Tring, who embellished his nose with a ring; He gazed at the moon, every evening in June, that ecstatic Old Person in Tring

Background imageTring Collection: Walter Rothschild driving his team of zebras at Tring Park

Walter Rothschild driving his team of zebras at Tring Park
Carriage drawn by a zebra driven by Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild, founder of the Natural History Museum at Tring (where this photograph was taken), now part of the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageTring Collection: Nathaniel Charles Rothschild (1877-1923)

Nathaniel Charles Rothschild (1877-1923)
The younger brother of Tring Museum founder Walter Rothschild, Charles was a keen entomologist, discovering the plague vector flea, Xenopsylla cheopis, in Shendi, Sudan

Background imageTring Collection: Dressed Fleas

Dressed Fleas
Dressed fleas on display at the Natural History Museum in Tring

Background imageTring Collection: Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937)

Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937)
Lord Rothschild, founder of the Natural History Museum at Tring, riding on the back of a giant tortoise

Background imageTring Collection: Emu by Gambier Bolton

Emu by Gambier Bolton
Emu photogrpaph by Gambier Bolton, F Zs 354, held at The Natural History Museum at Tring

Background imageTring Collection: Group of Kangaroos by Gambier Bolton

Group of Kangaroos by Gambier Bolton
Group of Kangaroos photogrpaph by Gambier Bolton, F Zs 553, held at The Natural History Museum at Tring

Background imageTring Collection: Northern cassowary by JG Keulemans

Northern cassowary by JG Keulemans
Hand-coloured lithograph of cassowary head by JG Keulemans (c. 1898), based on the live animals at Walter Rothschilds Museum at Tring

Background imageTring Collection: Tring High Street probably 1920s

Tring High Street probably 1920s

Background imageTring Collection: High Street, Tring

High Street, Tring

Background imageTring Collection: 1840s Victorian Map of Hertfordshire

1840s Victorian Map of Hertfordshire

Background imageTring Collection: Tring Park, residence of Lord Rothschild

Tring Park, residence of Lord Rothschild
Tring Park, the residence of Lord Rothschild. circa 1900

Background imageTring Collection: Dwarf cassowary by JG Keulemans

Dwarf cassowary by JG Keulemans
Hand-coloured lithograph of cassowary head by JG Keulemans (c. 1898), based on the live animals at Walter Rothschilds Museum at Tring

Background imageTring Collection: Argusianus argus, great argus

Argusianus argus, great argus
Detail of a feather from a great argus (Argusianus argus) from the Natural History Museum at Tring

Background imageTring Collection: Rozsika Rothschild (1870-1940)

Rozsika Rothschild (1870-1940)
Hungarian baroness, champion tennis player and wife of Charles Rothschild, she resided in Tring Park where the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum was founded

Background imageTring Collection: Papilio ulysses telegonus, swallowtail butterfly

Papilio ulysses telegonus, swallowtail butterfly
Butterfly from Australasia/Batjan etc. On display at the Natural History Museum at Tring, part of the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageTring Collection: Mick the Miller, greyhound

Mick the Miller, greyhound
Photograph of Mick the Miller, the famous racing greyhound. Specimen on display at the Natural History Museum at Tring

Background imageTring Collection: Giant tortoises at Tring Park

Giant tortoises at Tring Park
In 1897 Walter Rothschild despatched explorer Charles Harris to the Galapagos islands to collect a large number of giant tortoises

Background imageTring Collection: Nathan Natty, 1st Baron Rothschild

Nathan Natty, 1st Baron Rothschild
Liberal politician, banker, philanthropist and father of Walter Rothschild, he built what became the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum

Background imageTring Collection: Giant tortoise being fed at Tring Park

Giant tortoise being fed at Tring Park
In 1897 Walter Rothschild despatched explorer Charles Harris to the Galapagos islands to collect a large number of giant tortoises

Background imageTring Collection: Dr Karl Jordan (1875-1972)

Dr Karl Jordan (1875-1972)
Curator of entomology at Walter Rothschilds Zoological Museum at Tring from 1893, beyond Rothschilds death and up to the transition to the Natural History Museum at Tring in 1938

Background imageTring Collection: Emma Rothschild (1844-1935)

Emma Rothschild (1844-1935)
Mother of Tring Museum founder Walter Rothschild

Background imageTring Collection: Southern cassowary by JG Keulemans

Southern cassowary by JG Keulemans
Hand-coloured lithograph of cassowary head by JG Keulemans (c. 1898), based on the live animals at Walter Rothschilds Museum at Tring

Background imageTring Collection: Alfred Minall, taxidermist

Alfred Minall, taxidermist
Alfred Minall working on specimens in the shed housing the beginnings of Walter Rothschilds Museum collection, 1890 Date: 1890

Background imageTring Collection: Walter Rothschild Bird skin collection, 1933

Walter Rothschild Bird skin collection, 1933
Packed for shipping. The majority of Rothschilds (280, 000 items) bird skin collection was sold the AMNH in New York after he ran into financial difficulties

Background imageTring Collection: Walter Rothschild & collecting party, Algeria

Walter Rothschild & collecting party, Algeria
Rothschild (second from right) undertook three separate ornithological collecting expeditions to Algeria in 1908, 1909 and 1911, along with Ernst Hartert

Background imageTring Collection: Carved Hornbill Skull

Carved Hornbill Skull
Casque of a helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) carved to depict a Chinese battle scene set in a town by a river. There also features a figure holding a flag bearing the Chinese w鮠 character

Background imageTring Collection: Dwarf Zebu bull, Gambier Bolton

Dwarf Zebu bull, Gambier Bolton
Dwarf Zebu Bull photogrpaph by Gambier Bolton, F Zs 553, held at The Natural History Museum at Tring

Background imageTring Collection: Paradisaea rudolphi, blue bird of paradise

Paradisaea rudolphi, blue bird of paradise
Image of a male and female blue bird of paradise, Paradisaea rudolphi. New Guinea. From the Natural History Museum at Tring

Background imageTring Collection: Tyto alba, barn owl

Tyto alba, barn owl
A mounted specimen of a barn owl (Tyto alba). Barn owls are well distributed in Europe, South America, U.S.A, Africa and Australia. There are 35 subspecies

Background imageTring Collection: Entomology, W. Rothschild Zoological Museum

Entomology, W. Rothschild Zoological Museum
The Museum was bequeathed to the Natural History Museum following Rothschilds death in 1937, along with its unique collections of preserved animals

Background imageTring Collection: Visit of 1930 Ornithological Congress to Tring

Visit of 1930 Ornithological Congress to Tring
Within the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum at Tring, bequeathed to the Natural History Museum after his death in 1937

Background imageTring Collection: C. Harris feeding Galapagos tortoises, 1898

C. Harris feeding Galapagos tortoises, 1898
Sailor and explorer Charles Harris was despatched to the Galapagos islands to collect giant tortoises for Walter Rothschild in 1897

Background imageTring Collection: Ernst Hartert (1859-1933)

Ernst Hartert (1859-1933)
Curator of ornithology at Walter Rothschilds Zoological Museum at Tring from 1892 to 1930, during which time he also served as Museum Director

Background imageTring Collection: Transporting Giant tortoises

Transporting Giant tortoises
In 1897 Walter Rothschild despatched explorer Charles Harris to the Galapagos islands to collect a large number of giant tortoises

Background imageTring Collection: Caretaker Fred Young

Caretaker Fred Young
Fred Young was a caretaker and taxidermist at Walter Rothschilds Zoological Museum at Tring in the early 19th Century, succeeding the original caretaker Alfred Minall

Background imageTring Collection: Emu and rheas at Tring Park

Emu and rheas at Tring Park
Rheas from South America and Emus from Australia are examples of the flightless ratite birds kept by Walter Rothschild at Tring Park

Background imageTring Collection: Northern cassowary by JG Keulemans

Northern cassowary by JG Keulemans
Hand-coloured lithograph of cassowary head by JG Keulemans (c. 1898), based on the live animals at Walter Rothschilds Museum at Tring

Background imageTring Collection: Walter Rothschild Bird skin collection, 1932

Walter Rothschild Bird skin collection, 1932
Packed for shipping. The majority of Rothschilds (280, 000 items) bird skin collection was sold the AMNH in New York after he ran into financial difficulties

Background imageTring Collection: Alfred Newton

Alfred Newton (1829-1907), Professor of Comparative Anatomy at Cambridge University in the late 19th Century. Newton was an expert ornithologist and tutored Walter Rothschild in anatomy

Background imageTring Collection: Agriocharis ocellata eggs

Agriocharis ocellata eggs
Eggs of Ocellated Turkey, Agriocharis ocellata, laid at the aviary at Knowsley Hall, Lancashire, from the Natural History Museum collections at Tring

Background imageTring Collection: Rhea by Gambier Bolton

Rhea by Gambier Bolton
Rhea photogrpaph by Gambier Bolton, F Zs 354, held at The Natural History Museum at Tring

Background imageTring Collection: Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus

Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus
1904 Colonsay specimen of Coccyzus americanus, held at the Natural History Museum at Tring Date: 1904

Background imageTring Collection: The Village, Long Marston, Hertfordshire

The Village, Long Marston, Hertfordshire
The Village, Long Marston, Tring, near Aylesbury, Hertfordshire, England. Date: 1930s

Background imageTring Collection: Cyanoramphus ulietanus, Raiatea parakeet

Cyanoramphus ulietanus, Raiatea parakeet



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