Selections from Hagley Museum and Library's archives and published collections on the history of American business, technology, and innovation.
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March has brought some early Spring weather to Hagley Museum and Library, and signs of the new season are beginning to emerge on the grounds. We're celebrating spring flowers this week with a ca. 1922 glass stereoview from inside the conservatory greenhouse of nearby Longwood Gardens.
The gardens had their roots in Peirce's Park, an arboretum created by Joshua (1766-1851) and Samuel Peirce (1766-1838), who planted their collections of native and exotic trees on the land near their family's farmhouse in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. After the brothers' death, the land remained in the family, but their arboretum deteriorated over the decades, as ensuing generations lost interest in the property.Read more...
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