Garden History: A Garden Under Glass, Nice, France, c1865-1895

Garden History draws on “The Commons” a collection of historical photos from institutions from around the world. According to Flickr:

The Commons was launched on January 16 2008, when Flickr released our pilot project in partnership with The Library of Congress. Both Flickr and the Library were overwhelmed by the positive response to the project! Thank you!

The program has two main objectives:

  1. To increase access to publicly-held photography collections, and
  2. To provide a way for the general public to contribute information and knowledge. (Then watch what happens when they do!)

It is hard to imagine having a glass house like this at our disposal during the cold, Winter, months. It reminds me why so many of those gardeners living in colder sections of the world do everything they can to get a greenhouse of their own.

I have very pleasant memories of doing vacation maintenance in our high school greenhouse run by the botany classes. I remember stomping through the snow into the school courtyard, but then luxuriating in the warmth of our air-inflated and insulated greenhouse. If I didn’t’ live in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, I would probably have my own “glass house” to putter about in each Winter. Of course, I would probably spend waaaaay to much money keeping it warm and protecting all my plants, too. (LAUGH)

Nice. Winter Garden in the Municipal Casino (Interior)

Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library
Accession Number: 15/5/3090.01417

Title: Nice. Winter Garden in the Municipal Casino (Interior)

Photographer: Neurdein Frères (French, active ca. 1863-1912)

Photograph date: ca. 1865-ca. 1895

Location: Europe: France; Nice

Materials: albumen print

Image: 8.4646 x 10.8268 in.; 21.5 x 27.5 cm

Provenance: Transfer from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning

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