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"Curtis: A Journey Through Time and Artistry" Step into the world of Curtis, where history, culture, and nature intertwine to create a captivating narrative

Background imageCurtis Collection: Aspidium filix mas or Male Shield fern

Aspidium filix mas or Male Shield fern. Handcoloured engraving from William Curtis, Flora Londiniensis; containing a history of the plants indigenous to Great Britain

Background imageCurtis Collection: Publicity still for the Hollywood film Some Like It Hot (1959): Director and Producer, Billy Wilder

Publicity still for the Hollywood film Some Like It Hot (1959): Director and Producer, Billy Wilder. Marily Monroe with her co-stars Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in drag

Background imageCurtis Collection: Curtis British Entomology Plate 304

Curtis British Entomology Plate 304
Lepidoptera: Paucalia woodiella = Euclemensia woodiella (Manchester Tinea) [Plant: Cephalanthera damosonium (Epipactis grandiflora L. or E. pallens Swartz, White Epipactis)] Date: 1824-39

Background imageCurtis Collection: Curtis Steigers, 2014. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth

Curtis Steigers, 2014. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth
Curtis Steigers, Friday Night is Music Night, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 2014

Background imageCurtis Collection: CHEYENNE CHIEF, c1910. The Cheyenne chief Two Moons. Photographed by Edward S. Curtis, c1910

CHEYENNE CHIEF, c1910. The Cheyenne chief Two Moons. Photographed by Edward S. Curtis, c1910

Background imageCurtis Collection: Sitting Bear - Arikara, 1908. Artist: John Andrew & Son

Sitting Bear - Arikara, 1908. Artist: John Andrew & Son
Sitting Bear - Arikara, 1908. The Arikara are a semi-nomadic Native American tribe who lived on the plains of South Dakota. Their population was decimated by smallpox in the 1830s

Background imageCurtis Collection: Horn-bearing datura, Datura cornigera Angel s

Horn-bearing datura, Datura cornigera Angel s
Horn-bearing datura, Datura cornigera. Angels trumpet, Brugmansia arborea.. Handcoloured botanical illustration drawn and lithographed by Walter Hood Fitch for Sir William Jackson Hookers Curtiss

Background imageCurtis Collection: Oregon grape, Berberis aquifolium

Oregon grape, Berberis aquifolium (Fasciculated barberry, Berberis fascicularis). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Weddell after a botanical illustration by John Curtis from William Curtis

Background imageCurtis Collection: Nerine humilis

Nerine humilis (Pale pink nerine, Nerine pulchella). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Weddell after a botanical illustration by William Herbert from William Curtis Botanical Magazine

Background imageCurtis Collection: Bearded ladies slipper orchid, Cypripedium barbatum

Bearded ladies slipper orchid, Cypripedium barbatum.. Handcoloured botanical illustration drawn and lithographed by Walter Hood Fitch for Sir William Jackson Hookers Curtiss Botanical Magazine

Background imageCurtis Collection: Dahlias sp

Dahlias sp
Plate 1 from The Beauties of Flora 1820, by Samuel Curtis (1779-1860) with drawings by Clara Maria Pope. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCurtis Collection: Double coconut palm tree, Seychelles-Island

Double coconut palm tree, Seychelles-Island cocoa-nut, Lodoicea sechellarum, female and male.. Illustration by WJ Hooker, engraved by Swan

Background imageCurtis Collection: NATIVE AMERICAN CHIEFS. Six tribal chiefs, in ceremonial attire

NATIVE AMERICAN CHIEFS. Six tribal chiefs, in ceremonial attire. Left to right: Little Plume (Piegan), Buckskin Charley (Ute), Geronimo (Chiricahua Apache), Quanah Parker (Comanche)

Background imageCurtis Collection: Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa, mole cricket

Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa, mole cricket
Detail from plate 456 of an illustration of a mole cricket from British Entomology: Original Drawings Vol 10, by John Curtis, 1862

Background imageCurtis Collection: Berberis angulosa, yellow flowered shrub native

Berberis angulosa, yellow flowered shrub native to the Himalayas.. Hand-coloured botanical illustration drawn by Matilda Smith and lithographed by J.N

Background imageCurtis Collection: Olearia macrodonta, white flower native to New Zealand

Olearia macrodonta, white flower native to New Zealand.. Hand-coloured botanical illustration drawn by Matilda Smith and lithographed by E

Background imageCurtis Collection: Almond-leaved eucalyptus or black peppermint

Almond-leaved eucalyptus or black peppermint, Eucalyptus amygdalina.. Illustration drawn by William Jackson Hooker, engraved by Swan

Background imageCurtis Collection: Curtis Robb

Curtis Robb 800 Metres 17 August 1992 Date: 17 August 1992

Background imageCurtis Collection: Madagascar periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus

Madagascar periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus (Vinca rosea). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Sansom after an illustration by Sydenham Edwards rom William Curtis Botanical Magazine, London, 1793

Background imageCurtis Collection: Water trumpet, Cryptocoryne spiralis

Water trumpet, Cryptocoryne spiralis (Spiral-flowered arum, Arum spirale). Handcoloured copperplate engraving for Samuel Curtis continuation of William Curtis Botanical Magazine, London, 1822

Background imageCurtis Collection: Smiling Native North American Indian woman. Photograph by Edward Curtis (1868-1952)

Smiling Native North American Indian woman. Photograph by Edward Curtis (1868-1952)

Background imageCurtis Collection: Admiral Raby wins the Victoria Cross

Admiral Raby wins the Victoria Cross
Commander Raby R.N. Boatswains mate Henry Curtis and John Taylor (Captain Forecastle), win the Victoria Cross for their heroic rescue of a soldier of the 57th regiment

Background imageCurtis Collection: CURTIS: SCOUT, 1908. The scout in winter. Photographed by Edward S. Curtis, 1908

CURTIS: SCOUT, 1908. The scout in winter. Photographed by Edward S. Curtis, 1908

Background imageCurtis Collection: NAVAJO DANCER, c1905. A Navajo man dressed in spruce branches as the deity Tonenili the water

NAVAJO DANCER, c1905. A Navajo man dressed in spruce branches as the deity Tonenili the water sprinkler, during the Yeibichai, a ceremonial dance. Photograph by Edward Curtis, c1905

Background imageCurtis Collection: Jews mallow, Corchorus olitorius

Jews mallow, Corchorus olitorius
Nalta jute, tossa jute, Jews mallow, Corchorus olitorius. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Swan after an illustration by William Jackson Hooker from Samuel Curtis Botanical Magazine, London, 1828

Background imageCurtis Collection: Largest purple spring crocus, Crocus vernus

Largest purple spring crocus, Crocus vernus var. obovatus. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Weddell for Samuel Curtis continuation of William Curtis Botanical Magazine, London, 1821

Background imageCurtis Collection: Common foxglove, Digitalis purpurea

Common foxglove, Digitalis purpurea (Wooly leaved foxglove, Digitalis tomentosa). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Weddell for Samuel Curtis continuation of William Curtis Botanical Magazine

Background imageCurtis Collection: Common jonquil, Narcissus jonquilla

Common jonquil, Narcissus jonquilla. Handcolured copperplate engraving after a botanical illustration by James Sowerby from William Curtis The Botanical Magazine, Lambeth Marsh, London, 1787

Background imageCurtis Collection: Haworthia minor or Tulista minima

Haworthia minor or Tulista minima (Least pearl aloe, Aloe margaritifera minima). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by F. Sansom after an illustration by Sydenham Edwards from William Curtis The

Background imageCurtis Collection: Widows tears, Tinantia erecta

Widows tears, Tinantia erecta. Upright spiderwort, Tradescantia erecta. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by F. Sansom after an illustration by Sydenham Edwards from William Curtis The Botanical

Background imageCurtis Collection: Downy wattle, Acacia pubescens (vulnerable)

Downy wattle, Acacia pubescens (vulnerable)
Downy wattle, Acacia pubescens, vulnerable (Hairy-stemmed mimosa, Mimosa pubescens). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by F. Sansom Jr

Background imageCurtis Collection: Fine-leaved vetch, Vicia tenuifolia

Fine-leaved vetch, Vicia tenuifolia.. Handcoloured copperplate engraving drawn by John Curtis and engraved by Weddell from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, 1820, Samuel Curtis, Walworth, London

Background imageCurtis Collection: Ivy-leaved cyclamen, Cyclamen repandum

Ivy-leaved cyclamen, Cyclamen repandum.. A native of Italy. Cyclamen repandum (Cyclamen hederaefolium). Handcolored copperplate botanical illustration by Sydenham Edwards from William Curtis

Background imageCurtis Collection: ALASKA: ESKIMO, c1929. Eskimo child from Noatak, Alaska. Photograpahed by Edward S

ALASKA: ESKIMO, c1929. Eskimo child from Noatak, Alaska. Photograpahed by Edward S. Curtis, c1929

Background imageCurtis Collection: CURTIS: ZUNI NATIVE AMERICAN grinding medicine. Photograph, 1925, by Edward S. Curtis

CURTIS: ZUNI NATIVE AMERICAN grinding medicine. Photograph, 1925, by Edward S. Curtis

Background imageCurtis Collection: Tony Curtis / Universal

Tony Curtis / Universal
TONY CURTIS American film actor

Background imageCurtis Collection: Sharp-pointed lobelia, Lobelia mucronata or

Sharp-pointed lobelia, Lobelia mucronata or Lobelia cardinalis.. Illustration drawn by William Jackson Hooker, engraved by Swan

Background imageCurtis Collection: Poison tanghin or ordeal tree, Tanghinia venenifera

Poison tanghin or ordeal tree, Tanghinia venenifera.. Illustration by Lady Frances Cole, engraved by Swan. Handcolored copperplate engraving from William Curtiss The Botanical Magazine

Background imageCurtis Collection: Geo. Washn. Parke Curtis - Genl. Geo. Washington - Eleanor P

Geo. Washn. Parke Curtis - Genl. Geo. Washington - Eleanor Parke Curtis - Martha Washington - William Lee

Background imageCurtis Collection: PIEGAN GIRL, c1910. The daughter of a Piegan Blackfoot chief, standing at her tepee

PIEGAN GIRL, c1910. The daughter of a Piegan Blackfoot chief, standing at her tepee. Photograph by Edward Curtis, c1910

Background imageCurtis Collection: Gall oak, Quercus lusitanica

Gall oak, Quercus lusitanica
5855123 Gall oak, Quercus lusitanica; (add.info.: Gall oak and gall wasp, Quercus lusitanica. Handcoloured botanical illustration drawn by G. Reid and C. M)

Background imageCurtis Collection: Madonna lily or white lily, Lilium candidum

Madonna lily or white lily, Lilium candidum. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from William Curtis Botanical Magazine, London, 1794

Background imageCurtis Collection: Curtis British Entomology Plate 436

Curtis British Entomology Plate 436
Hymenoptera: *Emphytus fasciatus (Banded Tenthredo) [Plant: Sparganium simplex (Less Burr-reed)] Date: 1824-39

Background imageCurtis Collection: Blood lily, Scadoxus multiflorus

Blood lily, Scadoxus multiflorus (Haemanthus multiflorus). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Weddell from Samuel Curtis Botanical Magazine, London, 1818

Background imageCurtis Collection: Purple groundsel or ragwort, Senecio elegans

Purple groundsel or ragwort, Senecio elegans. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Sansom after an illustration by Sydenham Edwards rom William Curtis Botanical Magazine, London, 1793

Background imageCurtis Collection: Downy leaved birthwort, Aristolochia tomentosa

Downy leaved birthwort, Aristolochia tomentosa. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by F. Sansom after an illustration by Sydenham Edwards from William Curtis The Botanical Magazine, London, 1811

Background imageCurtis Collection: Coffee tree, Coffea arabica

Coffee tree, Coffea arabica. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by F. Sansom Jr. after an illustration by Sydenham Edwards from William Curtis Botanical Magazine, T. Curtis, London, 1810

Background imageCurtis Collection: Curtis British Entomology Plate 262

Curtis British Entomology Plate 262
Coleoptera: Aphanisticus pusillus (Smallest Buprestid) [Plant: Melampyrum cristatum (Crested Cow-wheat)] Date: 1824-39



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"Curtis: A Journey Through Time and Artistry" Step into the world of Curtis, where history, culture, and nature intertwine to create a captivating narrative. From the mesmerizing artwork of Alan John Ainsworth depicting Curtis Steigers in 2014 to Edward S. Curtis' iconic photograph of Cheyenne Chief Two Moons in 1910, this collection takes us on an exploration through time. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Native American tribes as we encounter Sitting Bear - Arikara by John Andrew & Son in 1908 and witness six tribal chiefs adorned in ceremonial attire captured by Edward S. Curtis himself around 1900. Each image tells a story of resilience, strength, and tradition that continues to inspire generations. But our journey doesn't stop there; it transcends boundaries into the glitz and glamour of Hollywood with a publicity still from Billy Wilder's timeless film "Some Like It Hot" (1959). As we marvel at the talent behind the camera, we also delve into nature's wonders – from vibrant dahlias to Oregon grape and bearded ladies slipper orchids – reminding us of Earth's breathtaking beauty. The allure extends further as we encounter unique species like Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa or mole cricket alongside majestic plants such as Male Shield ferns and Horn-bearing datura. And just when you think you've seen it all, behold the awe-inspiring Double coconut palm tree found only on Seychelles-Island. Curtis invites us to appreciate artistry across various mediums while celebrating diversity both within cultures and ecosystems alike. So join us on this extraordinary voyage through time, where each image unveils a new chapter filled with wonderment and discovery.