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Charles Darwin and his son N990002




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Charles Darwin and his son N990002

DOWN HOUSE, Downe, Kent. Daguerreotype photograph of Charles Darwin and his eldest son, William Erasmus Darwin - 1842

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Introducing the Media Storehouse Photo Mug featuring an intriguing image of Charles Darwin and his eldest son, William Erasmus Darwin. This captivating photograph, sourced from the Historic England Photo Library, dates back to 1842 and was taken at Down House in Kent. With this mug, you can enjoy your favorite beverage while immersing yourself in the rich history of one of the most influential scientific figures of all time. The high-quality image is perfectly printed on both sides of the mug, allowing you to share this fascinating image with others. Whether you're an avid history buff or simply appreciate the beauty of a well-preserved photograph, this Media Storehouse Photo Mug is the perfect addition to your collection. Embrace the past, one sip at a time.

Elevate your coffee or tea experience with our premium white ceramic mug. Its wide, comfortable handle makes drinking easy, and you can rely on it to be both microwave and dishwasher safe. Sold in single units, preview may show both sides of the same mug so you can see how the picture wraps around.

Elevate your coffee or tea experience with our premium white ceramic mug. Its wide, comfortable handle makes drinking easy, and you can rely on it to be both microwave and dishwasher safe. Sold in single units, preview may show both sides of the same mug so you can see how the picture wraps around.

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate


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This evocative daguerreotype captures a tender moment between Charles Darwin, the renowned naturalist and father of the theory of evolution, and his eldest son, William Erasmus Darwin. Taken in 1842 at Down House in Kent, England, where the Darwin family resided, the photograph offers a rare glimpse into their personal lives during the Victorian era. Charles Darwin, dressed in a formal waistcoat and cravat, gazes intently at his young son, who sits on his lap, playfully holding a toy boat. The warm, soft light illuminates their faces, creating an intimate and loving atmosphere. The background reveals a glimpse of the beautiful gardens and woods that surrounded their home, reflecting the family's connection to nature. Down House was a significant place in Darwin's life, as it was where he wrote and published many of his groundbreaking works, including "On the Origin of Species." The influence of nature on Darwin's work is evident in this photograph, as he shares a moment of joy and connection with his child amidst the natural beauty of their surroundings. This precious family photograph provides a poignant reminder of the human side of one of history's greatest scientific minds. It also offers a glimpse into the childhood of a man who would grow up to revolutionize our understanding of the natural world and our place within it.

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