J. F. Rosenfield Peony Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska on Lincoln Highway
Color postcard (13.5 x 8.5 cm) with a view of a woman standing in the middle of rows of pink, white and red peony bushes holding a red bouquet. The background shows a tall row of trees and telephone poles. Title J. F. Rosenfield Peony Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska, on Lincoln Highway is in the top left side of the postcard. The card is not addressed, stamped, or postmarked.
This nursery, was located just outside the Omaha city limits at 77th street and the Old Lincoln Highway, the current 77th & Cass Street. People would drive from all over the country to view the flowers. Omaha's Peony Park, located across the street, took its name from the gardens. The Lincoln Highway, running past, was the first highway across America linking the Atlantic to the Pacific and in 1913 the route through Nebraska was announced. Lincoln Highway followed Dodge Street until about 76th Street when it veered to the northwest toward 78th & Cass past these gardens. Source: Omaha Public Library Omaha History Clipping File-Peony Park.
J.F. Rosenfield Poeny Gardens This charming garden spot was established in 1884 by the present owner. It contains now twenty-five acres of peonies in several hundred of the world's very choicest varieties. Blooming season extends from middle of May throughout June. They are at their best the first half of June. The grounds are open to the public.