The tiger is the largest cat species, most recognisable for their pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside. The species is classified in the genus Panthera with the lion, leopard, jaguar and snow leopard.
A photograph from renowned sociologist Sidney Gamble taken in the early 20th century will be on display depicting a small child in a tiger costume. Traditionally striped costumes were worn to frighten off evil spirits. Even today in China, children are dressed in tiger costumes for protection and to bring health, wealth and happiness the wearer. 1917