Plant History Glasshouse (formerly Australian Glasshouse), and New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly The Mexican Hothouse), both 1830s, Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Detail of new staircase lit by the afternoon sunshine, with the twin Glasshouses at the top. The New Caledonia Glasshouse, or Hothouse, was the first French glass and iron building.

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Plant History Glasshouse (formerly Australian Glasshouse), and New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly The Mexican Hothouse), both 1830s, Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Detail of new staircase lit by the afternoon sunshine, with the twin Glasshouses at the top. 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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