Jonathan Couch, Cornwall. Before 1870
Full length portrait photograph of Dr Jonathan Couch (1789-1870) standing with one hand hooked into his waistcoat and holding a top hat in the other. Couch was born in Polperro and, after qualifying as a medical doctor, returned to his birthplace in 1810. He was a keen local historian, naturalist and published author whose interests and works included zoology, botany, geology, ichthyology, archaeology and Cornish folklore. Photographer: Unknown.
© From the collection of the RIC
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
Balloons float over the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol during the International Balloon Fiesta. A total of 132 balloons took off within 55 minutes of each other at the fiesta site, setting a new European record.
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Air, Balloon, Bic, Bird, Bridge, Chick, Corporate, Festival, Hot, Novelty, Pen, Printstoreok, Printstoreok1, River, Yellow
Geospiza Magnirostris K030082
DOWN HOUSE, Kent. Coloured engraving of two finches "Geospiza Magnirostris" from "The Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Beagle, Part III Birds". Plate XXXVI. Edited by Charles Darwin.
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Bird, Darwin, Engraving, Illustration