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Central feature, 1939 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Sculpture; Central Feature
“The World of Tomorrow” is this year’s theme, and a nod to the New York World’s Fair. Show layout designed by Walter V. D. Hengel. Central Feature is a huge modernistic garden with a central fountain...
Woman and child by windmill, 1933 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Windmills; Women; Children
A woman and child pose in the middle of exhibit. The child is dressed in traditional Dutch costume. From Florists Review, April 1, 1933: " Rotteveel & Sons (Sassenheim, Holland) [bulb exporters] had a...
Hosea Waterer exhibit of bulb garden, 1931 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Tulips; Women
A woman in traditional Dutch costume sits outside of a house, in a garden of spring-blooming bulbs. This exhibit is by Hosea Waterer, seedsman and bulb importer, 714 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Photographer...
Burpee garden exhibit, 1929 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Women
A woman stands in the middle of the Burpee garden, an exhibit of the 1929 show. The exhibit consists of an upper and lower level, with a mansion at one end and steps leading down to an elaborately planted...
Flower Show official gives bouquets of Mamie Eisenhower carnations to nurses at 1953 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Carnations; Nurses; Publicity photographs
Accompanying press release: Carloads of blooms were distributed to Philadelphia hospitals last night at the end of the annual Flower Show at Commercial Museum. Shown here receiving "Mamie Eisenhower" carnations...
Beatrice Fenton Nereid fountain, centerpiece of Central Feature, 1935 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Fountains; Sculpture; Central Feature
At the center of Thomas W. Sear's central feature is a circular pool with Beatrice Fenton's nereid fountain.
Table for specified occasion or anniversary, Class 506 no. 4. 1931 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Table settings & decorations
At this time, the competitive and artistic classes were known as the "Women's Classes." This table, entered by Mrs. Robert Liggett and Mrs. Boyle Irwin III, won a first prize. Flower arrangement entries...
Conard-Pyle exhibit of Star Roses, 1939 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Roses; Crowds; Women
Attentive crowd gathers in front of Conard-Pyle Company (West Grove, PA) exhibit to hear lecture on Star Roses.
Bartlett Tree Experts exhibit, 1952 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Trees
Bartlett Tree Experts exhibit for the 1952 Philadelphia Flower Show promotes scientific tree care. Bartlett Tree Expert Company, headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, had a local office in Bala Cynwyd,...
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's floral monthly exhibition for May 9, 1871.
Broadside advertising the May exhibition, featuring cut flowers, bouquets, hanging baskets, ornamental foliage plants, roses and other flowers and fruits. Exhibits were so popular that tickets were sold...
Flower Show hostesses go wading in artificial pond at press preview of 1947 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Publicity photographs; Women
Caption from press clip released by Harry Klein, publicity director, Philadelphia Flower Show, Monday March 17, 1947: “This artificial pond was part of the $1,000,000 worth of flowers and plants which...
Wedding exhibit, 1929 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Wedding clothing & dress; Flower arrangements
Caption from The Florists Exchange: How Wanamaker's and the Habermehl flower shop combined to stage a truly effective bridal group exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show. The floral accessories were renewed...
Eileen Seigh and W. Atlee Burpee, Jr. cut ribbon to open 1947 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Dedications; Flower shows; Skaters; Women
Champion figure skater Eileen Seigh and Philadelphia Flower Show, Inc. president W. Atlee Burpee, Jr. cut the ribbon to open the 1947 Philadelphia Flower Show. The show opened at noon on March 17. Stamped...
Prize-winning entry for Class 511, flower arrangement 1935 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Flower arrangements
Class 511, limited to 12 entries, is a still-life; arrangement of flowers must be included; fruit, vegetables and any accessories allowed. Space 48 inches long by 18 inches deep by 30 inches high. First...
Star Roses exhibit 1952 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Exhibitions; Flower shows; Roses
Commercial exhibit of Conard Pyle Company of West Grove, PA, featuring Star Roses. Stamped on verso: Jules Schick Photography Architects Bldg., 17th & Sansom Sts., Philadelphia 3, Pa.
Customers at Wm. Penn Gift Shop booth, 1956 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Gift shops; Shopping; Crowds
Crowds gather in front of the booth operated by Wm. Penn Gift Shop of 1520 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The shop, which sold gifts of fruits, flowers and delicacies, was one of the commercial...
Mayor Samuel, Mrs. Duff and Lord Aberconway open the 1950 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Dedications
Cutting the flower-festooned ribbon are (from center moving to right): Philadelphia mayor Bernard Samuel, show president W. Atlee Burpee, Jr., Mrs. James H. Duff, wife of the Govenor of Pennsylvania, and...
Central Feature with Widener acacia collection and hyacinths, 1935 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Fountains; Sculpture; Acacias; Hyacinths; Central Feature
Description of central feature from Horticulture, April 1, 1935, p. 174: "The Philadelphia Flower Show, held as usual in the capacious Commercial Museum, during the week of March 25, was voted unanimously,...
First prize entry for Class 510, terrace table setting, 1935 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Flower arrangements; Table settings & decorations
Description of Class 510 - Friday: Class limited to 13 entries. Terrace table with flower arrangement set for breakfast for two; two chairs optional. Fruit, but no other food permitted. No flat silver....
Bartlett Tree Expert Company exhibit, 1931 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Trees
Educational exhibit of the F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company, headquartered in Stamford Connecticut, with a Philadelphia office at 152 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd Pennsylvania. Photographer number 11918...
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