|Title||"Ferns Under Glass" at Philadelphia Flower Show 1987|
"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:
TO BE KEPT COOL AND DRY
C/O UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Stamped on side:
Univ. of Pennsylvania
First mentioned in the literature in 1836, and expanded upon in 1842, Wardian Cases were intended for homes, but soon made it possible to ship live plants between continents, helping to start new industries in other locations, expand the studies of botany, and feed the craze to have ferns, orchids and other delicate plants in people's homes.
|Object Name||Transparency, Slide|
|PLACE IN THE GARDEN||Phildelphia Flower Show|
Ward, Dr. Nathaniel B
|Year Range from||1980|
|Year Range to||1990|
|Number of images||1|
|Collection||R. Gutowski Slides|