“The Veranda, The Hotel at Beverly Hills, California,” ca. 1889 – ca. 1931, a postcard by the Detroit Publishing Company, via New York Public Library Digital Collections.
An Easter floral display at Bradshaw & Hartman, New York City, between 1900 and 1905, by Detroit Publishing Co., via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division (both photos).
I found this advertisement in The Weekly Florists Review, Vol. 12, 1903:
Geo. E. Bradshaw John R. Hartman
53 West 28th Street, New York
Telephone 1239 Madison Square
Mention the Review when you write.
The current building at 53 W. 28th Street seems to be the same one in these pictures.
There have been flower wholesalers on this section of 28th Street since the 1890s, according to this interesting article in The Economist.
Winter garden (interior), Nice, French Riviera, between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900, a photochrom by Detroit Publishing Co., via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
There is another view of this structure here. It was probably connected to one of the city’s grand casinos.
The flower gardens of Lake Monhonk Mountain House, Ulster County, New York, ca. 1902, a postcard by Detroit Publishing Co., via The New York Public Library Digital Collections.
Lake Mohonk Mountain House is a resort founded in 1879 by Albert Smiley, a “passionate gardener,” and a Quaker deeply concerned with the cause of world peace. (From 1895 to 1916, he convened annual conferences on international arbitration at the hotel.) The main building, shown on the postcard above, has 259 guest rooms and is now a National Historic Landmark.
Colonial gardens, Columbia, South Carolina, ca. 1900, by Detroit Publishing Co., via The New York Public Library. (Click the image to enlarge it — or here.)
The handwritten message says: “Beautiful beyond conception. One must err to appreciate.” Freudian slip?