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Van Wert peony farm photograph
Description: This photograph shows a peony farm in Van Wert County, Ohio. 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 photograph measures 8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3173_3928608_001
Subjects: Agriculture; Plants and Animals; Flowers
Places: Van Wert (Ohio); Van Wert County (Ohio)