New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly The Mexican Hothouse), 1830s, Charles Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Panoramic view through the decorative glass and metal windows showing  workers laying concrete paving slabs to form the new pathway 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. Panoramic view through the decorative glass and metal windows showing workers laying concrete paving slabs to form the new pathway 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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