New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly Mexican glasshouse), 1834, Charles Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Detail of the metal and glass structure seen in the late afternoon winter light. The New Caledonia Glasshouse, or Hothouse, was the first French glass and iron building.

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New Caledonia Glasshouse (formerly Mexican glasshouse), 1834, Charles Rohault de Fleury, Jardin des Plantes, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Detail of the metal and glass structure seen in the late afternoon winter light. 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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