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Spade and Trowel Garden Club during Philadelphia Flower Show setup, 1954.
Flower shows; Exhibitions; Garden clubs; Women; Set up photographs
From Levine and Rogers, p. 8: " Members of this Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, garden club are installing their Show exhibit, which, when finished, included a garden outside and a furnished room inside...
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,...
Class 521, winning table setting for buffet supper table set for entertaining men in the service, 1942 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Table settings & decorations; Flower arrangements;
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society followed a theme this year of “Morale Contributes to Victory. Flowers Contribute to Morale.” This is the winning table setting from Class 521. Buffet supper table...
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...
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...
Musicians at 1930 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Music stands; Musicians; Stages (Platforms); Flower arrangements
The decorated stage of the ballroom of the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel is transported to the Commercial Museum and is used as the music stand and lecture platform during the show. It is decorated by J. J....
Career of a Rose, 1942 Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit.
Flower shows; Flower arrangements; Roses;
Signs and arrangements trace the life of a rose arrangement from Sunday, when the hostess receives a bouquet of roses from her guests through Friday and Saturday when the remaining roses can be floated...
Conard-Pyle Co. rose exhibit, 1931 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Roses
Partial view of rose garden exhibit of Conard-Pyle Company (then known as Conard & Pyle) of West Grove, Pennsylvania, covering 1200 square feet. The background is a one-story colonial house with a gable...
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...
Children and Pomona statue, 1956 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Sculpture; Children; Publicity photographs
Two young children, a girl and a boy, pose next to Aristide Maillol's statue of Pomona. Sign below statue reads: " ' Pomona With Lowered Arms' Aristide Maillot, Given by R. Sturgis and Marion B. F. Ingersoll,...
1954 Styers Nurseries exhibit.
Flower shows; Exhibitions; Nurseries
Styer's Nurseries of Concordville, Pennsylvania, exhibit in the 1954 Philadelphia Flower Show. Styer's exhibit includes four rose plantings. From Florists Exchange and Horticultural Trade World, April...
Two women in tulip and hyacinth beds, 1927 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Women; Hats; Hyacinths; Tulips; Publicity photographs
Publicity shot of two women wearing cloche hats and fur coats posing in an exhibit of hyacinths and tulips. “Quaker Photo Service” in lower left; photographer’s number 625-3 in lower right.
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...
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...
Philadelphia Flower Show ticket, 1925.
Flower shows; Tickets
Ticket to the Philadelphia Flower show held under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Florist’s Club of Philadelphia held at the Commercial Museum, 34th Street below Spruce,...
Fulton's Plantabbs, 1929 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Fertilizers; Calla Lilies
Plant Products Company, Biddle & Morton Sts., Baltimore Maryland features Fulton's Plantabbs, odorless plant food tablets for making liquid fertilizer. Plantabbs Products, founded in 1921 by David H. Fulton...
Acme Markets exhibit in the 1969 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Produce stands; Fruit; Vegetables; Farmers
Photograph depicts Acme Market’s flower show exhibit in 1969, featuring a display of fruits and vegetables surrounding a farmer sitting at his stand. Wording on sign on right: “Freshest produce under...
1933 arrangement with buddhist statue
Flower shows; Flower arrangements; Buddhas
This entry is probably class 502 Monday arrangement of a grouping of five or more miniature containers; each container must not exceed 5 inches in height and 4 inches in width. Space allowed 18 x 30 inches,...
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...
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's first Horticultural Hall, interior view.
Flower shows; Exhibition buildings
Interior view of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's first Horticultural Hall. Exhibitions were held in this building from 1867 until it was destroyed by fire in 1881. Building location described...
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