Tag Archives: Animals

1920: Bombyx

Jehan Frison: Le Bombyx (1920)

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1918: Young Crow

Jan Mankes: Jonge kraai (1918)

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1865: O Roaches!

A quite common superstitious practice, in order to rid a house of Cockroaches, is in vogue in our country at the present time. It is no other than to address these pests a written letter containing the following words, or … Continue reading

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1947: Iridescence

Andrey Avinoff: Iridescence (1925-1947) The entomologist Andrey Avinoff emigrated from Russia to the USA after the revolution and worked at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History for 20 years, eventually becoming its director. He turned to painting only later in … Continue reading

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1865: The Storm Cloud

Félix Bracquemond: The Storm Cloud (1860-1870)

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1938: Signs of Hard Weather

From a collection of folklore gathered by Irish teachers in the 1930’s: Weather 27-12-1938 Signs of hard weather: Robin flying into house. Lapwings seen early in winter. Wild geese seen flying inland (southwards). Small birds gathering in large numbers about … Continue reading

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1917: Flamingos

Sydney Long: Flamingos (1917)

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