New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly The Mexican Hothouse), 1830s, Charles Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. General view of a worker putting old paving stones into position. They will be covered with soil to form a drainage system. The New Caledonia Glasshouse, or Hothouse, was the first French glass and iron building.
Copyright Manuel Cohen / Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle