Dezallier d’Argenville. Hand Painted Shell Engraving, Heightened in Gold, 1788.
In anticipation of Owl Awareness Day (August 4), we offer some slightly cartoony illustrations of these fascinating members of the genus Strix.
Images taken from Captain Thomas Brown’s “Illustrations of the American ornithology of Alexander Wilson and Charles Lucian Bonaparte" (1835).
Childs’ Superfine Pansies from ‘Childs’ Rare Flowers, Vegetables and Fruits’ for 1894.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Melody by Kate Elizabeth Bunce, 1895 (detail)