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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...
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...
John P. Habermehl standing in the Debutante's Floral Revue exhibit, 1932 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Flower arrangements
John P. Habermehl of J. J. Habermehl's Sons, florists, is on the left. Habermehl was a founding director of Philadelphia Flower Show Incorported, producers of the Philadelphia Flower Show 1927 - 1964....
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....
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...
Tinari's booth at 1956 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; African violets;
For 45 years, Philadelphians bought their African violets from Tinari's popular booth, a fixture from 1950 to 1995. Words on booth sign: Tinari Floral Gardens, African Violet Specialists. Pictured here...
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...
Mussog's Bird Store, trade exhibitor at 1932 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Birds; Birdcages
Mussog's bird store, specializing in singing birds and birdcages as well as goldfish and tropical fish, is a trade exhibitor at the 1932 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Davey Tree Expert Co., 1933 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Trees
Exhibit of the Davey Tree Expert Company of Kent, Ohio, with a Philadelphia office in the Land Title Building. Photographer's number in lower left: 74012. Stamped on verso: Photo by Fred. Hess & Son, 166...
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...
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.
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...
1954 Engel's window display, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
Awards; Contests; Window displays
Four man judge the floral window displays on Chestnut Street. In the 1950s, Chestnut Street shop windows decorated for Flower Day, to promote the opening of the Philadelphia Flower Show. Here, judges stand...
Exhibit of refrigerators in a florist's shop, 1927 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Florist shops; Refrigerators; Flower arrangements; Wicker furniture
This exhibit shows the latest improvements in refrigeration in florist shops. Words on sign on left: “Flowers exhibited by Baxter & Green.” Signs above refrigerator in center of photograph: “Frigidaire,...
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...
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...
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...
Governor Alfred E. Driscoll of New Jersey tours the 1948 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Governors; Monuments & memorials; Blue Star Memorial Highway
New Jersey Governor Alfred Driscoll tours the show on "New Jersey Day" (March 11, 1948). Stamped on verso: Faust's Photo Service, 6039 Kingsessing Avenue, SARatoga 1505, Philadelphia, PA.
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...
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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