Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Convention of the Society of American Florists: Held at Providence, R. I., August 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th, 1897 (Classic Reprint)

Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Convention of the Society of American Florists: Held at Providence, R. I., August 17th, 18th,

Excerpt from Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Convention of the Society of American Florists: Held at Providence, R. I., August 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th, 1897The Society of American Florists assembled in thirteenth annual convention, this day in Music Hall, Providence. All parts of the country were represented in the sessions of the Convention, and a large number of accessions to the membership were reported by the Secretary. The genuine New England hospitality of the local clubs of Providence and Newport contributed to make the Convention one of the most enjoyable of the annual reunions of the Society. The trade exhibit in the lower hall of the Convention building was the most complete collection of greenhouse and garden products and appliances that had ever been seen in Providence, the plant display being especially noteworthy.In the Convention Hall, plant and floral decorations abounded. The speakers' platform, surrounded by a massive bank of palms and ferns, with rows of lilies and cannas, was a bower of beauty. Secreted behind the foliage an orchestra entertained the delegates with enlivening music prior to the hour of meeting.The first session of the Convention was opened by Vice-President Farquilar Macrae (the President of the Florists' and Gardeners' Club of Rhode Island), who cordially welcomed the Society of American Florists, on behalf of the local club. He said that this agreeable duty had been assigned to him by his associates, and he desired to assure his hearers, in all sincerity, that it was hoped to make their visit so enjoyable and the recollections of it so pleasant that, when the time came again to invite them to the shores of Narragansett Bay, they would unhesitatingly answer, "Yes, we accept; we will be glad to go where we had such a pleasant time at th [read more]

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Z R Corp Florist Cranston St Providence RI trade card 1880s floral motif

Z R Corp Florist Cranston St Providence RI trade card 1880s floral

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