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1.  St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall exterior.

The Garden held its first floral display shows in the 1890s at the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall. These early shows featured Chrysanthemums and would later move to Garden grounds in 1905. Located at Olive and 13th Street the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall operated between 1883-1907 and was demolished to make way for the St. Louis Central Library which stands today at the downtown location. 




2.  St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall, interior coliseum view in 1904.

The Garden held its first floral display shows in the 1890s at the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall. These early shows featured Chrysanthemums and would later move to Garden grounds in 1905. Located at Olive and 13th Street the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall operated between 1883-1907 and was demolished to make way for the St. Louis Central Library which stands today at the downtown location. 




3.  After the show

Garden staff loading horse drawn carriage with plants after show at the Missouri Botanical Garden. West wing of the Main Conservatory is visible in background. See also PML 1980-0651 with the same title and date. 



1907

4.  MBG -- Conservatory (1868-1916)

Main Conservatory with tent set up in front. Ladies strolling along the path. View is to the north. 5x7 in. black and white print. PRINT AVAILABLE -- SEE PHO 1983-0346. 



1906

5.  Interior view of chrysanthemum tent in front of Linnaean House.

Interior view of the chrysanthemum tent in front of Linnaean House for the 1905 show. 



1905

6.  Chrysanthemum tent in front of Linnaean House.

Chrysanthemum tent in front of Linnaean House exterior in 1905. 



1905

7.  Chrysanthemums in (main) entrance to Linnaean House.

Chrysanthemums in main entrance to Linnaean House in 1905. PRINT AVAILABLE -- SEE PHO 1982-0077. 



1905

8.  Chrysanthemum Show. View toward banana pit.

Chrysanthemum Show. View toward banana pit. 



1921

9.  Chrysanthemums in greenhouse

PRINT AVAILABLE -- SEE PHO 1982-0284. 



1905

10.  Chrysanthemum Show. People waiting outside Floral Display House to enter show.

Chrysanthemum Show. People waiting outside Floral Display House to enter show. 



1920

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