Archive.org has a host of old seed catalogs (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you never know what you might find when you explore these catalogs. I’ll be sharing more catalogs as I find them in the coming weeks. –Douglas
To Our Friends and Customers:
In presenting- to you our annual Catalogue and Price List for 1906 we take pleas-
ure in thanking you for the liberal patronage you have given us, and respectfully
ask for a continuance of the same for the future.
IVotMng for which money is expended makes so large a return as Seeds^ if they
are GOOD. Nothing causes greater vexation than WORTHLESS seeds. If you want
to avoid disappointment, don’t rely on seeds peddled over the country and sold on
commission — the chances are against their vegetating. We send out no seeds on
The illustrations and descriptions are as near right as they can be made. Our
prices will be found low.
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