: Five photographs document the Van Wert Peony Festival in the 1950s. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Van Wert became known as the "peony capital of the world" due to the large number of peony farms in the area. In 1902, the first Sunday in June was named "Peony Sunday," and later became the Peony Festival. Peonies are a type of shrub that in the spring produce large double blooms of red, white, or yellow flowers. The photographs measure 5" x 4" (12.7 x 10.16 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
: Om3299_5938361_001 Subjects
: Plants and Animals; Agriculture; Flowers; Festivals; Parades & processions; Floats (Parades) Places
: Van Wert (Ohio); Van Wert County (Ohio)