Old British Farm Animal Breeds

I found these old black and white farm animal illustrations in the 9th edition (1875-1889) of the Encyclopedia Britannica. This thirty volume set, of which I was able to buy 27 volumes, was printed by The Werner Company in Akron, Ohio, in 1904. It includes the New American Supplement, with articles written by American authors, replacing articles on similar subjects written by different authors for the English edition. There are some beautiful maps of American cities in this edition, which I posted on a blog here.

But these farm animals are British through and through. Most say ‘bred and the property of’ then the man and the town. The Romney Marsh Breed, ewe in her second fleece, was bred by Mr. Bishop of Losenham House in Kent.  Many have a signature, J. Stewart, W. Forrest, or both.

About redbudart

I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just outside of Portland, Oregon. My passions are cuisine, wine, horticulture, art, and my two grown children who couldn't be farther away, and couldn't be any more wonderful than they are. I moved here in 2014, work a day job in finance, and spend the rest of my time working on my dream of living off the land, and teaching young people how to as well. Stop by my Etsy shops, where all proceeds are going towards the goal. Thank you and Namaste!
This entry was posted in old illustrations and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s