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A black and white study of a Dendrobium chrysanthum orchid. Information from the internet says it has fragrant yellow flowers with dark red centres [see]. The dictionary description says, "Dendrobium. An extensive genus of epiphytic orchids, distributed over the whole of the damp tropical parts of Asia and cultivated in hothouses." A note on the reverse reads: "Dendrobium Crysantheum, Mr. Chinn". In 1906: "Mr. Chinn is a member of the Marlborough Agricultural and Pastoral Association, takes a keen interest in horticultural matters, and has some fine conservatories and gardens at his private residence in Grove Road." [Source: Cyclopedia of New Zealand Volume 5, 1906, p341] Found in an envelope with "J. Chinn Photography" written on it in the Museum workroom research shelves on 25 August 2009 by Jenny Pierson.
Orchid - Dendrobium chrysanthum -James Benjamin Chinn 1845 - 1919 -Copyright Marlborough Museum - Marlborough Historical Society Inc

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