"Bacilli, or Rod-Shaped Bacteria. From a culture obtained in antharax, or malignant pustule, of the face. Diseased hides carry this micro-organism and thus may occaision this fatal disease among those who handle hides and wool." — Blaisedell, 1904

Bacilli

"Bacilli, or Rod-Shaped Bacteria. From a culture obtained in antharax, or malignant pustule, of the…

"A slave, belonging to the class <em>quasillariae</em>, is presenting her misteress with the <em>calathus</em>, in which the wool is kept for embroidery." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Calathus

"A slave, belonging to the class quasillariae, is presenting her misteress with the calathus,…

This table cloth has an arabesque design. It is made of silk, cotton and wool.

Table Cloth

This table cloth has an arabesque design. It is made of silk, cotton and wool.

This table cloth has a French style. It is woven in wool, silk, and cotton.

Table Cloth

This table cloth has a French style. It is woven in wool, silk, and cotton.

This cashmere fabric is taken from a dress. It is made out of wool in a design that consists of large leaves, and small flowers.

Cashmere Fabric

This cashmere fabric is taken from a dress. It is made out of wool in a design that consists of large…

"They are accordingly found on the mountainour parts of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumberland, and Westmoreland; over the whole of the Lammermuir range, the upper part of Lanarkshire, and generally over the Highlands of Scotland. Both male and female of this breed have horns, which in the former are very large and spirally twisted. The face and legs are black or specked with black, with an occasional tendency to this color on the fleece; but there is nothing of the brown or russet color which distinguishes the down breeds." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Black-Faced Heath

"They are accordingly found on the mountainour parts of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumberland, and Westmoreland;…

"Multiple-bladed Sheep-shears. a, a, handles joined by coiled spring c; b, b', plates joined to the handles and sliding upon each other, the motion being limited by the screw f working in slot g d, d, blades." -Whitney, 1911

Multiple-Bladed Sheep Shears

"Multiple-bladed Sheep-shears. a, a, handles joined by coiled spring c; b, b', plates joined to the…

Traditional sheep shears consisting of two blades that cut the wool when the shearer squeezes them together.

Sheep Shears

Traditional sheep shears consisting of two blades that cut the wool when the shearer squeezes them together.

A sheep, the head of the herd.

Sheep

A sheep, the head of the herd.

Usually horned mammals of the genis Ovis.

Sheep

Usually horned mammals of the genis Ovis.

Dorset-horn ram, popular in areas where winter lambs are produced. It is claimed that a large proportion of its lambs will be early enough for the winter market.

Dorset-Horn Ram

Dorset-horn ram, popular in areas where winter lambs are produced. It is claimed that a large proportion…

A pair of American merino sheep, noted for its excellent fleece.

American Merino Sheep

A pair of American merino sheep, noted for its excellent fleece.

A pair of Delino merinos. They are more suited to be used for mutton, but their wool is of lesser quality than that of the American merino.

Delaine Merino Sheep

A pair of Delino merinos. They are more suited to be used for mutton, but their wool is of lesser quality…

Sheep bred mainly for their wool.

Ewe and Lamb

Sheep bred mainly for their wool.

A breed of white faced sheep used for wool and meat.

Cheviot Ewe

A breed of white faced sheep used for wool and meat.

A coarse-wooled breed of sheep.

Cotswold Ewe

A coarse-wooled breed of sheep.

"The Leicesters are the most important sheep to the country. They are more widely diffused in the kingdom than any of their congeners. Although, from the altered taste of the community, their mutton is less esteemed than formerly, they still constitute the staple breed of the midland counties of England. Leicester rams are also more in demand then ever for crossing with other breeds." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Leicester Ewe

"The Leicesters are the most important sheep to the country. They are more widely diffused in the kingdom…

Shropshire ewe. This breed of hornless sheep is noted for its high quality meat.

Shropshire Ewe

Shropshire ewe. This breed of hornless sheep is noted for its high quality meat.

"The Leicesters are the most important sheep to the country. They are more widely diffused in the kingdom than any of their congeners. Although, from the altered taste of the community, their mutton is less esteemed than formerly, they still constitute the staple breed of the midland counties of England. Leicester rams are also more in demand then ever for crossing with other breeds." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Leicester Ram

"The Leicesters are the most important sheep to the country. They are more widely diffused in the kingdom…

An influential breed of sheep prized for its wool.

Merino Sheep

An influential breed of sheep prized for its wool.

A male sheep.

Ram

A male sheep.

"A distinct long woolled breed. They have been much modified by a large infusion of Leicester blood; but as their distinctive qualities fit them well for a bleak and humid habitat, there is now an aversion to risk these by further crossing." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Romney Marsh Breed

"A distinct long woolled breed. They have been much modified by a large infusion of Leicester blood;…

Shropshire ram. This breed of hornless sheep is noted for its high quality meat.

Shropshire Ram

Shropshire ram. This breed of hornless sheep is noted for its high quality meat.