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Pennsylvania Roadside Council exhibit, 1963 Philadelphia Flower Show
Flower shows; Roads; Billboards; Eyesores
Exhibit of the Pennsylvania Roadside Council, Inc.in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Highways. The sign above the exhibit – “Scenery or Signery?” sends message to the public that...
Pennsylvania Roadside Council exhibit at 1954 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Rest stops; Roads
Show exhibit features a roadside rest stop, including a picnic table and water pump.Wording on sign: Pennsylvania Roadside Council cooperating with Pennsylvania Department of Highways. Penciled on verso...
Gardener's Open Book exhibit, 1935 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Conservation of natural resources
From the Philadelphia Inquirer, February 24, 1935: "One of the most unusual exhibits of the Flower Show which will be held in the Commercial Museum March 25-30, will be the "Gardener's Open Book" an exhibit...
Planning the competitive classes for the 1947 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Women
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Flower Show committee members meet at PHS headquarters to plan the competitive classes of the 1947 Philadelphia Flower Show. L. to r: Mrs. J. Gibson McIlvain, chairman...
The Philadelphia scene, 1827, 1953 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; History; Streets; Arch Steet, Philadelphia
The center aisle of the 1953 show is designed by landscape architect Frederick W. G. Peck in cooperation with a committee of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. The design commemorates PHS's 125th...
Crew from the School of Horticulture for Women, loading a truck with plants for their show exhibit, 1954.
Flower shows; Exhibitions; Women
From Levine and Rogers (p. 9): "For Ernesta Ballard (third from right with glasses), the schools's 1954 exhibit was her first exposure to the Philadelphia Flower Show. Ten years later, as executive director...
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...
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...
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...
Class 501, Wayside market entry of vegetable stands, 1933 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Produce stands; Vending stands; Garden clubs
From the Evening Bulletin, April 3, 1933: "Last week's Flower Show organized a competition for Wayside Markets, for the first time in 100 years taking official recognition of farmers as well as gardeners....
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,...
Bartlett Tree Expert Company exhibit, 1953 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Exhibitions; Trees
Educational exhibit of the F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company, headquartered in Stamford Connecticut, with a Philadelphia office in Bala Cynwyd Pennsylvania. Photographer number 159 in lower right corner....
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Governor James Duff and Mrs. Duff at 1948 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Orchids; Governors; Hats; Women
Mrs. Duff, left, wife of Pennsylvania Governor James Duff, is getting an orchid corsage pinned to her lapel. Governor James Duff is on the right. Photographer number 5 in lower left corner. Stamped on...
The Modern Age, Vick's Wildgardens exhibit, 1955 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Suburban life; Outdoor furniture; Patios; Wild gardens
Exhibit title: The Modern Age. Vick's Wildgardens, Inc., Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. Exhibit features a contemporary, 1950's modern house with informal wild garden. Awarded first prize in Informal Planting...
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...
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