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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 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....
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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