New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly The Mexican Hothouse), 1830s, Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Detail of doors showing the Plant History Glasshouse (formerly the Australian Glasshouse), 1830s, Rohault de Fleury, in the background. The glass and metal structures are lit by the late afternoon 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, Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Detail of doors showing the Plant History Glasshouse (formerly the Australian Glasshouse), 1830s, Rohault de Fleury, in the background. The glass and metal structures are lit by the late afternoon 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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