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1956
Attendance hits a new all time low.


Entering the Victory Garden Harvest Show, Oct. 2-4, 1942. Palm House and Lily pool. Mounted with PHO 2007-1501. Negative available at PHO 2007-1502.

Attendance hits a new all time low, it becomes apparent that unless something is done to attract new visitors that the future of the Garden would be in jeopardy. Many factors can be attributed to this decline including the fact that Garden displays changed very little in twenty years, the arrival of television, the American fascination with the automobile, and the rapid development of the suburbs which in turn began to depopulate the city of St. Louis.

 

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