The Plant House

[The Plant House]

History

Built in 1899, Talcott Arboretum was a gift of James Talcott of New York "for studying nature." A plant laboratory addition, the gift of the Misses Wright, was dedicated in 1980.

The Images

All cards are available with both front and back scans, and comments about what is written on the front or back, either by the user or by the publisher, are included below.

The Plant House
front "The Plant House, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, stamp box, postmarked Jun 30, 1909 7am in South Hadley. Scott Photo N. B. H. 823 Made in Germany. "As long as you have no tennis racket to bring in your hand I see no reason why you could not bring a fish. But if you are too fussy to wrap it up well and put it in the last thing and when you get on the train put it on the seat with you - why not? It's a scorcher here to-day - 93 in the shade. We have just been to meeting 32 there - Mr. N. led. It is really cloudy to-night & we hope it will rain. Beauty has just come in for his bed time lunch. Wouldn't you like to see him now? You haven't seen such a good cat down there have you? Well if you can't do any other way put one or more in the suit case. We must have some way to see what it is like. With love from all E. I. M."

The Conservatory
front "South Hadley, Mass. The Conservatory, Mt. Holyoke College"
back Divided back, stamp box. Published by C. A. Gridley & Son, South Hadley, Mass. #34016 Made in Germany. Postmarked on Nov 18, 1910 10am in South Hadley. "South Hadley, Mass Box 234. Dear Ida, Just think a week from to-day I'll be home and wont [sic] I be glad. This is a great place but there's no place like home. Remember me to Jack and tell him I often think of the good times I had when I went to ride with him last summer. Lots of love - Sue"

The Conservatory
front "South Hadley, Mass. The Conservatory, Mt. Holyoke College" #A94789 Hand colored.
back Divided back, stamp box, unused. #33862 Published by Glesmann Bros., South Hadley, Mass. Made in Germany.

The Conservatory
front "The Conservatory, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, stamp box, postmarked May 2, 1911 5pm in South Hadley. Stamp missing. #E3221 Published by The Springfield News Company, Springfield, Mass. Printed in Germany. A Newvochrome card. "So Hadley, Mass. May 2, 1911. I'm dreadfully sorry I can't come and see you this vacation. I will come this summer sure. I'm up just for the afternoon seeing about my roommate for next year. love to all. Grace L. Wheeler"
[In the book!]

Winter at Talcott Arboretum
front Untitled photo of the snowy plant house
back Undivided back, unused, stamp box. "Winter at Talcott Arboretum Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075 A favorite place to visit year-round, the arboretum opened in 1899 and was a gift of James Talcott. A plant laboratory addition was dedicated in 1980."

The Conservatory
front "South Hadley, Mass. The Conservatory, Mt. Holyoke College." #B3759
back Divided back, unused, stamp box. #34619 Published by Glesmann Bros., South Hadley, Mass. Made in Germany.

2285 Plant Houses
front "Plant Houses So. Hadley Mass. 2285" There's a shallow imprint of a postmark and someone has outlined the year 1917 in pencil.
back Divided back, postally used, but the stamp and postmark are missing. "Hellow! How are you getting along these nice days I thank you for the post card you send me. Good by. From Trish."