Butterfly collector’s cabinet. A popular pastime particularly for gentlemen in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Entomologists collected vast numbers of insects and pinned them into specially made cabinets. Continues today but is less politically correct as cameras can preserve all of the detail without destroying the subject.

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Butterfly collector’s cabinet. A popular pastime particularly for gentlemen in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Entomologists collected vast numbers of insects and pinned them into specially made cabinets. Continues today but is less politically correct as cameras can preserve all of the detail without destroying the subject.
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Image ID: 2A27NFP
Location: South of England