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Name Ward, Dr. Nathaniel B

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Image of "Ferns Under Glass" at Philadelphia Flower Show  1987 - 2013.27.69

"Ferns Under Glass" at Philadelphia Flower Show 1987 - 2013.27.69

"Ferns Under Glass" at Philadelphia Flower Show 1987 Full size cut out of Ward, inventor of the Edwardian case, featured here as a model of the Hamilton Fernery at the Arboretum. Wardian case, a box designed to ship tropical plants to England from far away.

Image of "Ferns Under Glass" at Philadelphia Flower Show  1987 - 2013.27.70

"Ferns Under Glass" at Philadelphia Flower Show 1987 - 2013.27.70

"Ferns Under Glass" at Philadelphia Flower Show 1987 Arboretum Centennial 1987 Full size cut out of Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, inventor of the Wardian Case with a type of Wardian case used by plant explorers to transport delicate plants between continents. In the box are orchids, ferns, and possibly tea and rubber plants which were most affected by the use of this case. Stamped on front: LIVE TROPICAL PLANTS. PROTECT FROM COLD. Below on shipping crate: SEEDS PERISHABLE TO BE KEPT COOL AND DRY DELIVER TO: MORRIS ARBORETUM C/O UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Stamped on side: To: Director Morris Arboretum Univ. of Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA U.S.A. P.A. 19118 First mentioned in