A sketch of Laura Horniman in her wedding gown.

The first wedding at the Horniman

Victorian tea trader Frederick John Horniman began collecting specimens and artefacts from around the World in the 1860's. Horniman's key mission was to bring the world to Forest Hill and he opened part of his family house to the public so they could view the riches he had collected. As the collections increased they outgrew the family home and in 1898 Horniman commissioned Charles Harrison Townsend to design a new Museum.    The Museum opened in 1901 and was dedicated with the surrounding…

Victorian tea trader Frederick John Horniman began collecting specimens and artefacts from around the World in the 1860's. Horniman's key mission was to bring the world to Forest Hill and he opened part of his family house to the public so they could view the riches he had collected. As the collections increased they outgrew the family home and in 1898 Horniman commissioned Charles Harrison Townsend to design a new Museum. The Museum opened in 1901 and was dedicated with the surrounding…

A sketch of Annie Horniman, sister of Emslie Horniman, in the dress she wore to her brother's wedding.

The first wedding at the Horniman

[Thereza Dillwyn Llewelyn with Her Microscope]

littlepennydreadful: “ John Dillwyn Llewelyn, Thereza Dillwyn Llewelyn with Her Microscope, 1854 Salted paper print from glass negative from the Met: The border of Llewelyn’s image is a photogram of.

human skull HUMAN HEADHUNTING HAND CARVED | carved human skull | forensic anthropology/ surgeries/ etc. Beautiful

Tibetan engraved human skull

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The Silverdale Hoard

A hoard of artefacts including more than 200 coins, ingots & pieces of silver jewellery, found buried in north Lancashire. The British Museum are examining the hoard after it was discovered in a lead pot by a metal detector enthusiast.

Russian Revolution, 1917. Russian troops firing on demonstrators with machine guns, June 4, 1917, by Karl Karlovich Bulla At least 700 people were killed or wounded....while Lenin went into hiding. This is significant because it shows the political tension of Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century. It shows how the military treated its people and that demonstrators are unhappy with their current state (poverty and limited rights).

Russian troops firing on demonstrators with machine guns, corner of Nevsky Prospect and Sadovaya Street, St. Petersburg, June by Karl Karlovich Bulla

Collections from the Department of Invertebrate Zoology are displayed at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. Invertebrate Zoology Staff present: Paul Greenhall, Robert Hershler, Ellen Strong, Jerry Harasewych, and Linda Cole.

Amazing Photos of the Smithsonian's Massive Specimen Collections in DC

“This is a fascinating place; it’s chock-full of interesting people doing really neat stuff.” That’s how Chip Clark once described the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History where he worked as a photographer for 37 years. Chip arrived at the…

Jessie Willcox Smith illustration from The Water Babies.

This illustration is from The Water Babies, a children's novel written by the Reverend Charles Kingsley and illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith

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