[Butterflies]

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Creation: 1920

Butterfly or insect collecting became popular during the Victorian age as a respectable hobby among the growing middle class. Scientific collecting of butterflies and other natural specimens had been a popular venture as natural history museums and universities maintained collections for study by specialists. Amateur collectors often mounted their collections for display as in this arrangement of butterflies.

Title

[Butterflies]

Date

Creation: 1920

Description

Butterfly or insect collecting became popular during the Victorian age as a respectable hobby among the growing middle class. Scientific collecting of butterflies and other natural specimens had been a popular venture as natural history museums and universities maintained collections for study by specialists. Amateur collectors often mounted their collections for display as in this arrangement of butterflies.

Rights

Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University

Format

Papilionoidea (superfamily)

Source

Memorabilia Collection

Files

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Citation

“[Butterflies],” Gallery, accessed September 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/936.