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Advertising blotter 1933 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Promotional materials; Ink blotters; Advertising blotters
Ink blotter promoting the show, with words "Philadelphia Flower Show, Commercial Museum" and dates "March 27 to April 1, 1933." In lower right, copyright Ruth Murray Miller. In lower left, J. Frank Copeland....
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.
Mrs. Gifford Pinchot and Mayor Mackey, 1931 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Mayors; Women
Mrs. Pinchot, wife of Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot, is Mayor Mackey's guest at the 1931 Philadelphia Flower Show held at the Commercial Museum, 34th Street above Spruce Street. Even in the depths...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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....
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,...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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