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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...
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...
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...
Putting up poster advertising the 1947 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Promotional materials; Posters; Publicity photographs
Promotion shot of two women putting up a poster advertising the 1947 Philadelphia Flower Show, to be held March 17 - 22 at the Commercial Museum. The show returns after a 4-year hiatus due to the War....
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,...
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,...
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.
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...
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...
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.
Exhibit using American bulbs, 1942 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Flower shows; Lilies; Tulips
From Evening Bulletin, March 17, 1942: “Exhibitors are showing what they can do with home grown European flowers. Because of the war, imports of these blooms has been stopped, putting the ingenuity of...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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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