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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 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. Through the windows the Tropical Rainforest Glasshouse (formerly Le Jardin d'Hiver or Winter Gardens), 1936,...
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