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Camphor Collection

Camphor, a versatile substance with a rich history, has played various roles throughout time

Background imageCamphor Collection: Medical kit in the Civil War, 1860s

Medical kit in the Civil War, 1860s
Civil War medical kit used in field situations, Shiloh Battlefield. Photograph

Background imageCamphor Collection: Cinnamon tree, Laurus cinnamomum

Cinnamon tree, Laurus cinnamomum
5856747 Cinnamon tree, Laurus cinnamomum by Sowerby, James (1757-1822); (add.info.: White-flowered Cinnamon tree with purple drupe, Laurus cinnamomum)

Background imageCamphor Collection: Camphor tree, Laurus camphora

Camphor tree, Laurus camphora
5856750 Camphor tree, Laurus camphora by Sowerby, James (1757-1822); (add.info.: Camphor tree leaves and flowers, Cinnamomum camphora, Laurus camphora, Camphorwood or camphor laurel)

Background imageCamphor Collection: Flowering plants

Flowering plants including mammee apple, mangosteen, vateria, camphor, bacuri, white cinnamon, ironwood, poppy, violet, nepenthes, pitcher plant, venus flytrap, etc

Background imageCamphor Collection: Camphor tree, Cinnamomom camphora

Camphor tree, Cinnamomom camphora. Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration by Walther Muller from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants, edited by Gustav Pabst, Koehler, Germany, 1887

Background imageCamphor Collection: Camphora or camphor tree, Dryobalanops aromatica

Camphora or camphor tree, Dryobalanops aromatica (Dryobalanops camphora). Critically endangered. Handcoloured illustration drawn

Background imageCamphor Collection: Bay laurel, camphor and sassafras

Bay laurel, camphor and sassafras
Bay laurel, Laurus nobilis 1, camphor tree, Cinnamomum camphora 2, and sassafras, Sassafras albidum 3. Laurier commun, Laurier camphrier, Laurier sassafras

Background imageCamphor Collection: Chinese portraits, fauna and flora

Chinese portraits, fauna and flora including musk deer 4, duck 6, golden pheasant 7, tea 8, and camphor 10. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageCamphor Collection: Camphor myrtle, Babingtonia camphorosmae

Camphor myrtle, Babingtonia camphorosmae
Camphor myrtle or camphorwort babingtonia, Babingtonia camphorosmae. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by George Barclay after an illustration by Miss Sarah Drake from Edwards Botanical Register

Background imageCamphor Collection: Cinnamon and camphor trees

Cinnamon and camphor trees
True cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum 1, and camphor tree, Cinnamomum camphora 2 Laurus camphora. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Friedrich Johann Bertuchs Bilderbuch fur Kinder

Background imageCamphor Collection: Camphor laurel, Cinnamomum camphora

Camphor laurel, Cinnamomum camphora. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageCamphor Collection: Draining off camphor oil, Formosa (Taiwan)

Draining off camphor oil, Formosa (Taiwan)
The islands main industry, draining off camphor oil, Formosa (now Taiwan), which was at this time a Japanese province. After the camphor has crystallised

Background imageCamphor Collection: Bay Laurel, 1833-39 (coloured engraving)

Bay Laurel, 1833-39 (coloured engraving)
999345 Bay Laurel, 1833-39 (coloured engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Dictionnaire pittoresque d histoire naturelle et des phenomAnes de la natureA)

Background imageCamphor Collection: All kinds of crystallization (coloured engraving)

All kinds of crystallization (coloured engraving)
997600 All kinds of crystallization (coloured engraving) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: From A Bilderbuch fAor KinderA (Picture Book for Children) 1790-1830

Background imageCamphor Collection: The Camphor-tree, or Camphor-laurel, Laurus Camphora, Linnaeus (engraving)

The Camphor-tree, or Camphor-laurel, Laurus Camphora, Linnaeus (engraving)
2788523 The Camphor-tree, or Camphor-laurel, Laurus Camphora, Linnaeus (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Camphor-tree, or Camphor-laurel)

Background imageCamphor Collection: Preparing camphor in Japan (chromolitho)

Preparing camphor in Japan (chromolitho)
968647 Preparing camphor in Japan (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Preparing camphor in Japan)

Background imageCamphor Collection: Photography of a Smell by F Breitenbach

Photography of a Smell by F Breitenbach
The odour of camphor made visible: photography of a Smell by F Breitenbach. Exhibited in the Royal Photographic Societys annual exhibition, with an explanatory note headed

Background imageCamphor Collection: Cytochrome P450 complex F006 / 9669

Cytochrome P450 complex F006 / 9669
Cytochrome P450 complex. Molecular model of a complex composed of cytochrome P450, carbon monoxide and camphor. Cytochrome molecules perform oxidation and reduction reactions for electron transport

Background imageCamphor Collection: Crystals of silver solution and Dianas tree

Crystals of silver solution and Dianas tree, camphor, and niter.. Crystals magnified under a microscope- silver solution and Dianas tree 1, camphor 2, and niter 3

Background imageCamphor Collection: HINE: NEWSBOYS, 1912. Two illiterate newsboys working on a Saturday night until 3 A

HINE: NEWSBOYS, 1912. Two illiterate newsboys working on a Saturday night until 3 A.M. They both work at the Camphor Works during the week and sell newspapers at night in Jersey City, New Jersey

Background imageCamphor Collection: Picture No. 10922207

Picture No. 10922207
Camphor/ Camphor Laurel Tree (source of spice). South Africa. (Cinnamomum camphora). Date:

Background imageCamphor Collection: Laurier camphrier, camphor

Laurier camphrier, camphor
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCamphor Collection: Weighting camphor. Illustration from Tractatus

Weighting camphor. Illustration from Tractatus
" Weighting camphor. Illustration from " Tractatus de herbis", edition of " De Materia Medica" from 15th century. Gothic art. Miniature Painting. ITALY. Modena

Background imageCamphor Collection: BOTANY: CAMPHOR TREE. Wood engraving, 19th century

BOTANY: CAMPHOR TREE. Wood engraving, 19th century

Background imageCamphor Collection: Pied Falconet (Microhierax melanoleucos) adult male, perched in camphor tree, Wuyuan County

Pied Falconet (Microhierax melanoleucos) adult male, perched in camphor tree, Wuyuan County, Jiangxi, China, june

Background imageCamphor Collection: Molecules that smell like camphor

Molecules that smell like camphor

Background imageCamphor Collection: Ingredients of herbal compresses including camphor, basil and lemongrass

Ingredients of herbal compresses including camphor, basil and lemongrass, used to alleviate muscular pain, Philippines, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageCamphor Collection: Chinese Camphor Tree - planted in 1700, declared National Monument 1943 Vergelegen, South Africa

Chinese Camphor Tree - planted in 1700, declared National Monument 1943 Vergelegen, South Africa
DAD-1640 Chinese Camphor Tree - planted in 1700, declared National Monument 1943 Vergelegen, South Africa. Cinnammum camphora David C Dixon Please note that prints are for personal display purposes

Background imageCamphor Collection: Plants / Laurus Camphora

Plants / Laurus Camphora
Camphor tree (laurus camphora)


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Camphor, a versatile substance with a rich history, has played various roles throughout time. In the medical kit of the Civil War in the 1860s, it was an essential component used for its medicinal properties. Its distinct aroma and healing properties were captured beautifully in F Breitenbach's photography series titled "Photography of a Smell. " Derived from both the cinnamon tree (Laurus cinnamomum) and camphor tree (Laurus camphora), this fragrant compound is found abundantly in flowering plants. The camphor tree, scientifically known as Cinnamomom camphora, also goes by the name Camphora or Dryobalanops aromatica. The significance extends beyond its botanical origins. It intertwines with other trees like bay laurel, sassafras, and even cinnamon trees. These connections are not only seen in nature but also depicted in Chinese portraits showcasing their diverse fauna and flora. Amongst these remarkable species lies the enchanting Camphor myrtle (Babingtonia camphorosmae). With its captivating scent reminiscent of both cinnamon and camphor trees combined, it adds to the allure surrounding this extraordinary substance. One cannot overlook the majestic presence of the Camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora). This magnificent tree stands tall as a testament to nature's wonders while providing us with valuable resources such as aromatic oils derived from its leaves. From ancient times to modern-day applications, camphor continues to captivate our senses and serve numerous purposes. Whether utilized for medicinal remedies or immortalized through art forms like photography or paintings depicting Chinese landscapes adorned with these aromatic treasures – one thing remains certain: Camphor holds an irreplaceable place within our world's natural tapestry.