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 workers constructing a central walkway through the glasshouse. 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, Charles Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Low angle view of workers constructing a central walkway through the glasshouse. 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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