New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly The Mexican Hothouse), 1830s, Charles Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Low angle view from the side showing the glass and metal roof structures, and below them, window panes reflecting the winter morning light. The New Caledonia Glasshouse, or Hothouse, was the first French glass and iron building.

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New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly The Mexican Hothouse), 1830s, Charles Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Low angle view from the side showing the glass and metal roof structures, and below them, window panes reflecting the winter morning light. The New Caledonia Glasshouse, or Hothouse, was the first French glass and iron building.

Copyright Manuel Cohen / Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

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