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flora, artificial

National Museum of American History

Terobia flora

NMNH - Entomology Dept.

Parapiagetia flora

NMNH - Entomology Dept.

Flora

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Flora

National Museum of American History

Flora

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Flora Emanuel

Catalog of American Portraits

Flora Temple

National Museum of American History
Color print of a trotting horse (Flora Temple) standing in a pasture.

A color print of a liver bay horse standing in a pasture. A barn and/or stable is in the background.

Flora Temple was foaled in 1845 it Utica, New York from the sire Loomis Bogus and a dam named Madame Temple. By 1861 she had become a racing icon, the “Queen of the Turf” and was the second mare, after Lady Suffolk, to trot the mile in under 2:30. Flora equaled or lowered the record six times, continually beating her own best times. Flora Temple is the “Bob Tail Nag” referred to in the famous song “Camptown Races” by Stephen Foster, so popular that ships were named after her. After her death in 1877, she was inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 1955 as an “Immortal” because she won 92 races in her career. This image depicts Flora Temple at her last home, Erdenheim Stud Farm, owned by Aristides and Geroge Welch. She produced no offspring until 1869 when, at age 24, she was bred to the imported thoroughbred Leamington. Their foal, Prince Imperial was bred for speed, and while he trained, he never raced. He was sold to Robert Bonner, who used him as a road horse.

Flora Studies

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Flora Zabelle Cigarette Silk

National Museum of American History

Flora and Psyche

National Museum of American History

Flora with Boys

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Flora, seated, a putto beside her, to the left, another in upper right corner, with garlands.

Weiss Flora Harmonica

National Museum of American History

This harmonica was made by Christian Weiss in the Republic of Ireland, undetermined date. It is a Flora model, with 8 single holes and 16 reeds. The harmonica has a yellow and red stained wooden comb with metal cover plates attached to the top and bottom with screws. It is embossed:

FLORA
CH.WEISS
MADE IN REP. OF IRELAND

Weiss Flora Harmonica

National Museum of American History

This harmonica was made by Christian Weiss, undetermined place and date. It is a Flora model, with 8 single holes and 16 reeds. The harmonica has a red stained wooden comb with metal cover plates attached to the top and bottom with nails. It is embossed:

FLORA
CH.WEISS

Weiss Flora Harmonica

National Museum of American History

This harmonica was made by Christian Weiss in the Republic of Ireland, undetermined date. It is a Flora model, with 8 single holes and 16 reeds. The harmonica has a red and light brown stained wooden comb with metal cover plates attached to the top and bottom with screws. It is embossed:

FLORA
CH.WEISS
MADE IN REP. OF IRELAND

Weiss Flora Harmonica

National Museum of American History

This harmonica was made by Christian Weiss, undetermined place and date. It is a Flora model with 10 single holes and 20 reeds. This harmonica has a brown stained wooden comb with metal cover plates attached to the top and bottom with nails. It is embossed:

FLORA
MADE CH.WEISS

Here Flora Reigns

National Museum of American History
After a young lady learned to embroider a sampler, she might attend a female academy to make a silk embroidered picture. This was a more challenging technique that became popular in the early 1800s. Subjects included classical, biblical, and historical scenes, as well as mourning pictures. This oval embroidery shows a young woman draping a garland of roses over a monument whose front bears the legend, "HERE FLORA REIGNS" printed on a glued oval of paper. The monument is embellished with flakes of mica. In the foreground are low-growing plants, some of them surrounded by areas of seed-stitching characteristic of embroidery done at Abby Wright's school in South Hadley, Massachusetts. To the left, behind a tall tree, is a painted town com¬posed of white buildings with red or black roofs and doors (another typical motif of this school). The embroidered oval is edged by three rows of silver wire twisted to make a square band. Beyond this band the border is embroidered with a garland of roses across the top, and a garland of lilies, tulips, and daisies across the bottom and up the sides. In the lower right corner, beyond all of the embroidery, is a very faint inscription (in ink?): "Almira D." The picture is stitched on an ivory twilled-silk ground with silk thread. The stitches used are satin, long and short, seed, stem, straight, French knot, and couching. This embroidery was not done in South Hadley at Abby Wright’s school, but in Claremont, New Hampshire, with the teacher Sophia Goodrich. Sophia was a half sister to Abby Wright and attended Abby’s school in South Hadley, Massachusetts in 1804. In November 1809, she returned to take over the school. “Here Flora Reigns” is from a poem entitled “Burbage” written by English poet Frances Greensted and published in 1796. Almira Dexter was born October 6, 1794, to David and Parnel Strobridge Dexter in Claremont, New Hampshire. Almira married Moses Wheeler in about 1831, as his second wife. She died April 5, 1858. (See her sister Lucy’s embroidery). For more information about this embroidery see Piecework, March/April 2007, “Three American Schoolgirl Silk Embroideries from the Smithsonian” by Sheryl De Jong.

Textile Design: Flora

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Floral design in burnt orange, lemon yellow, ochre, and brown

Textile Design: Flora

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Floral design in rose, mauve, gray, and violet

Textile Design: Flora

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Partial view of a floral design on a yellow ground with part of a petal in pink, salmon and magenta; part of a leaf in red-brown, gray, and pink.

Flora, Panama, STRI

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Flora, Panama, STRI

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Flora, Panama, STRI

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Flora, Panama, STRI

Smithsonian Institution Archives
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