James Benjamin Chinn 1845 - 1919
Orchid - Lady's Slipper

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Collection MHS (unaccessioned) Photographs
Photographer Chinn, James
Description A black and white study of a Paphiopedilum lawrenceanum orchid , known in 1878 as a Cypripedium lawrenceanum orchid, and commonly known as a Lady Slipper. Information from the internet shows it with dark green, white and yellow flowers [see orchidspecies.com]. The dictionary description says, "Cypripedium. A genus of orchids with showy, drooping flowers, including the lady's slipper, moccasin flower, etc. " A note on the reverse reads: "Cypripedium Laweranceianum, 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.
Object ID 0000.900.0780
Object Name Photograph
Place Grove Road, Blenheim
Title Orchid - Lady's Slipper
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Last modified on: December 08, 2014