Artwork : ArchiveNo00007

Feather (Humming bird) c. 1880


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Artefact

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Contributor

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Contributor Name Portsmouth City Museum
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Profession

Location Old Portsmouth
Collection Date 11.10.06
Artefact Name Feather (Humming bird)
Artefact Description Preserved birds enclosed in a glass dome. Single feather taken from Humming Bird.
Poor condition.
Arsenic present!
Artefact Date c. 1880
Artefact Stored Museum store
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Sample Taken One feather from Humming Bird.
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History of Artefact The birds have been preserved by a taxidermist. They were all covered in arsenic as part of the preservation. This item came from a large natural science collection in Bognor built up by a collector called H.L.F.Guermonprez.
Historian Rosalinda Hardiman
Previous Owners H.L.F.Guermonprez. Acquired by museum in 1973
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