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W. Atlee Burpee & Company Seed Contests, 1924-1925

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Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee & Co
Physical description:
5 boxes
Type:
Advertising
Business records
Correspondence
Photographs
Place:
United States
Date:
1924
1924-1925
Notes:
These letters are presented as a window into life in 1920s and therefore may include terms and expressions that are offensive to contemporary readers. This material in no way reflects the views of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Gardens.
Summary:
This description is for subseries 3.2 of the W. Atlee Burpee & Company records.
In 1924 and 1925, the Burpee Company launched a prize-contest to recognize its faithful customers by asking them to write "What Burpee's Seeds Have Done for Me." Thousands entered for cash prizes by sending letters and photographs to the Philadelphia offices of the Burpee Company. Entries came from all over the world to express the impact of these special seeds in their lives.
Cite as:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
Topic:
Horticulture
Business
Mail-order business
Seed industry and trade
Flowers
Contests
Gardens
Vegetables
Local number:
AAG.BUR.ContestLetters
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W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records, circa 1873-1978, bulk 1890-1930
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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