Photograph of spring bulbs at the Ruhleben Horticultural Society’s Small Exhibition, Germany

Scope and Content

Photograph, printed, paper, monochrome, a two-tier display stand bearing pots of spring bulbs, mainly hyacinths, on backdrop a quote, ‘I praise the tender flower/That on a mournful day/Bloomed in my garden bower/And made the winter gay/Robert Bridges’, printed inscription below, ‘[Ru]hleben Horticultural Society – Small Exhibition. 30th Jan 1918’, numbered G.1818, manuscript and stamped inscription on reverse, ‘From Ruhleben Horticultural Society, Howat 5/13’, addressed to the RHS at Vincent Square. Dimensions 23.2 (w) x 16.7 (h) cm. Maker unidentified as at Apr 2014