Dahomey Greenhouse, used to display plants from India, China or America, such as coffee, tea, rubber, cocoa and benzoin, which were acclimatised and destined to settle in another colony, in the Dahomey (now Benin) enclosure of the Colonial Exhibition of 1907, which was held in the Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale, or Garden of Tropical Agronomy, in the Bois de Vincennes in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, postcard from the nearby Musee de Nogent sur Marne, France. The garden was first established in 1899 to conduct agronomical experiments on plants of French colonies. In 1907 it was the site of the Colonial Exhibition and many pavilions were built or relocated here. The garden has since become neglected and many structures overgrown, damaged or destroyed, with most of the tropical vegetation disappeared. The site is listed as a historic monument. Picture by Manuel Cohen / Musee de Nogent sur Marne

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Dahomey Greenhouse, used to display plants from India, China or America, such as coffee, tea, rubber, cocoa and benzoin, which were acclimatised and destined to settle in another colony, in the Dahomey (now Benin) enclosure of the Colonial Exhibition of 1907, which was held in the Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale, or Garden of Tropical Agronomy, in the Bois de Vincennes in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, postcard from the nearby Musee de Nogent sur Marne, France. The garden was first...
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