The Palm House, Kew Gardens

c. 1945 in London

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The Palm House, Kew Gardens A Dufaycolor colour transparency of The Palm House in Kew Gardens
Science Museum Group Collection
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A Dufaycolor colour transparency of The Palm House in Kew Gardens, London taken by an unknown photographer in about 1945.

This huge 110 metre (363 foot) long greenhouse allows the cultivation of tropical plants from around the world. Designed by Decimus Burton (1800-1881) and Richard Turner (1798-1881) the Palm House was built in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew between 1844 and 1848. Constructed of wrought iron it has curved glass panels tinted green to provide shade.


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dufaycolor print
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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