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Postcard of Floral Piano, Bradford

This postcard shows a Floral Piano displayed in Bowling Park with ‘City of Bradford’ written across the top. This Floral Piano is an example of carpet bedding, the planting of blooming plants close together into a clear design. The practice began in the Victoria era and was popular in the early 20th century. These public displays attracted people into town parks and were used to cultivate a sense of civic pride, showcasing written messages and emblems, as well as new ideas.

Ref: 2019.099

Materials

Paper and ink

Theme

Postcards

Year

c.1920

Collection No:

2019.099