Advert for William Watkins, entomologist
Many affluent Victorians were avid collectors. Along with photographs, flowers and sea-shells, one of the most popular and widespread hobbies was collecting butterflies and insects. These were preserved and mounted on boards and displayed in glass cabinets in the home. Usually, they were framed and hung in the hall or study. This leaflet advertises William Watkins’ butterfly catalogues, from which rare and interesting specimens could be ordered.