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Images Dated 2nd July 2014

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Background imageImages Dated 2nd July 2014: 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 imageImages Dated 2nd July 2014: 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 imageImages Dated 2nd July 2014: 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 imageImages Dated 2nd July 2014: Nerine: six varieties

Nerine: six varieties. Hand-coloured lithograph by G. Severeyns, from Encyclographie du regne vegetal: sertum botanicum: collection de plantes par une societe de botanistes. Volume 7 Date: 1823-37

Background imageImages Dated 2nd July 2014: Horse chestnut tree; Horse-Chesnut tree

Horse chestnut tree; Horse-Chesnut tree. Engraving by John Miller, from John Evelyn, Silva; or, A discourse of forest-trees.Page 166. Date: 1776

Background imageImages Dated 2nd July 2014: 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 imageImages Dated 2nd July 2014: Oak tree: branch and constituent parts

Oak tree: branch and constituent parts. Engraving by John Miller, from John Evelyn, Silva; or, A discourse of forest-trees.Page 69. Date: 1776

Background imageImages Dated 2nd July 2014: 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 imageImages Dated 2nd July 2014: Emma Rothschild (1844-1935)

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

Background imageImages Dated 2nd July 2014: 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 imageImages Dated 2nd July 2014: 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 imageImages Dated 2nd July 2014: 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 imageImages Dated 2nd July 2014: 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 imageImages Dated 2nd July 2014: 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 imageImages Dated 2nd July 2014: 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 imageImages Dated 2nd July 2014: 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 imageImages Dated 2nd July 2014: Portrait of John Evelyn

Portrait of John Evelyn. Engraving, by F. Bartolozzi. from John Evelyn, Silva; or, A discourse of forest-trees. Frontispiece. Date: 1776


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