Daylight Savings Time began yesterday, which means that spring is just around the corner! Are you ready for the warmer temperatures and blooming flowers? Here is an image from our photograph collection that we hope will get everyone excited about spring.
This photograph was taken by J. B. Hostetler in the 1920’s and shows the Victorian fountain and the spring flower garden at Vander Veer Botanical Park in Davenport, Iowa. The cast iron fountain was donated by A. W. Vander Veer in 1906. It was taken down and sold for scraps during the Great Depression, and later replaced with a stone fountain by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration.
Davenport Public Library Photograph Collection: VM89-000311
Special Collections newspaper clippings vertical file: Parks–Vander Veer
Special Collections ephemera file: Parks–Vander Veer–Stone Fountain dedication & lighting 
(Posted by Cristina)