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Collected by Alfred Russel Wallace PART 2

...1860 2 June – 17 June 1860 It is also possible that his assistant Charles Allen collected the shell. He visited Seram from 1 July to sometime in September of......1860. For more on Allen see my previous blog. In ‘The Malay Archipelago’ Wallace describes Seram as ‘a perfect desert in zoology, although a most beautiful country’. However, he notes......He visited the island 4 July – 7 August 1860. While A. granulata is not a new species, Adams does propose a new genus, ‘The species granulata appears to be...

Japanese triptych book

Japanese triptych book About 1860. Colour woodblock print. Utagawa (Gountei) Sadahide , Utagawa Yoshitora, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Utagawa Kunitsuna, Morikawa Chikashige, Utagawa Yoshifusa and Toyohara Kunichika. Triptych book formed by 12......good fortune. Page 4: Utagawa Kuniyoshi 歌川国芳 (1797–1861) Title: Akamatsu Castle attacked by flooding (Akamatsu no shiro mizuzeme no zu 赤松之城水責之図) Signature: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga (一勇斎国芳画) Date: 1860 Publisher: Izumiya......of foreigners in Yokohama in the 1860s (known as Yokohama-e). Although this looks like a typical Sadahide Yokohama-e, with the foreign ‘black ships’ in the harbour, it is actually a...

Poor Man’s Gold

...of the late 1860’s was put on display. Straw embroidered dress The interesting thing with this particular ‘dress’ was the embroidery material used to decorate the bodice and skirt –...

New project called Discovering Worlds

...one of Ross’s descendants. Ross died on Christmas Day 1860 and his wife donated over 160 ethnographic items from his collection that included a wood staff of authority called an...