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W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2

Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
W. Atlee Burpee Co.  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Extent:
200 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Trade catalogs
Business records
Commercial correspondence
Instructional materials
Ledgers (account books)
Date:
circa 1873-1980
Summary:
The W. Atlee Burpee & Company records, dated circa 1873-1986, document the firm's business activities developing plant varieties, working with contract seedsmen, and marketing and selling seeds. They include seed trial records, seed contracts, sales and acccounting records, inventories, office correspondence, seed catalogs, promotional and instructional materials, advertisements and advertising reports, contest letters, daybooks, photographs, reference materials, and other items relating to the company and some of its competitors. The collection also includes Burpee family papers.
Content Description:
This collection documents W. Atlee Burpee & Co., a mail-order seed company based in Philadelphia, from its early beginnings in 1876 when its founder, W. Atlee Burpee, started in the agricultural business, to the 1970s when his son, David Burpee, sold the firm. The collection also includes personal papers of the Burpee family dating back to the mid-nineteenth century.

Business-related content in the collection consists of crop propagation and management records; company correspondence; administrative and personnel records; advertising files; legal papers; property records and plans; reports, studies, and technical data; notes and drafts; files on professional outreach activities and events; trade literature (published by both the Burpee company and a number of its competitors); and awards and certificates received by the company. Significant topics documented in these files include the development of notable flower and vegetable varieties introduced by the company; the impact of World Wars I and II on gardening and the global seed trade; advertising strategies, technology, and innovation; and David Burpee's advocacy of the marigold as the national floral emblem of the United States.

The Burpee family papers consist of personal files unrelated to the company's business operations. These include records generated by W. Atlee's father (David Burpee, 1827-1882) and grandfather (Washington L. Atlee, 1808-1878), as well as W. Atlee's wife, Blanche (1863-1948); David Burpee (1893-1980) and his wife, Lois (1912-1984); and W. Atlee Burpee II (1894-1966). There are genealogical surveys conducted on both the Atlee and Burpee families as well as clippings about family members. W. Atlee and David Burpee's series are the most extensive, and cover their involvement with numerous social and philanthropic clubs and organizations. The series include personal correspondence; financial, accounting, and tax records; travel-related files; reference material; and will and estate papers.

The Burpee collection also has a large number of images related to the Burpee business and family in a variety of formats including photographs, film and glass plate negatives, and advertisement mock-ups. Other formats include architectural and site plans, original artwork for advertisements, films, cassettes, audio tapes, and ephemera.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into six series:

Series 1: Plant/Farm Related Material Series 2: Business Records Series 3: Material Published About the Burpee Company Series 4: Awards and Certificates Series 5: Photographic and A/V Materials Series 6: Burpee Family Papers

The collection's original order was maintained wherever possible, though many records were found scattered throughout the collection and artificial files were necessarily created for them.

Most files are arranged chronologically or alphabetically by person or topic.

Various photographs interspersed in correspondence files were kept where they were originally found. All other photographic and audio/visual materials found on their own were grouped in Series 5 Photographic and A/V Material which documents aspects of both the Burpee company and Burpee family.
Biographical / Historical:
Washington Atlee Burpee (1858-1915) began a mail-order poultry and livestock business in 1876 in Philadelphia, which he soon expanded to include corn seed for chicken feed. In 1878, he founded W. Atlee Burpee & Co. to sell livestock and vegetable, fruit, and flower seeds through the mail. His company went on to become one of the most notable seed distributors in the world.

In 1888, W. Atlee bought a tract of land named Fordhook Farms in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. It was initially established as an experimental farm to test and evaluate new varieties of vegetables and flowers and to produce seeds for the mail-order market. Burpee spent many summers traveling throughout the United States and Europe visiting farms and searching for the best flowers and vegetables. Certain plants he found were shipped back to the firm for testing and propagation; other seeds were obtained through contracts with growers throughout the U.S., a practice common in the seed industry at that time. Promising varieties were bred with healthier specimens to produce hardier hybrids that were more resistant to disease. Other Burpee trial grounds were later established at Sunnybrook Farm near Swedesboro, New Jersey, and at Floradale Farms in Lompoc, California (1909/1910). The company went on to purchase more land for farming in California, and established sales branch headquarters in Sanford, Florida (circa 1930s), Clinton, Iowa (1942), and Riverside, California (1949).

W. Atlee Burpee married Blanche Simons (1863-1948) in 1892. They had three sons: David (1893-1980); W. Atlee Jr. ("Junior") (1894-1966); and Stuart Alexander (1901-1934). Both David and Junior attended the Blight School in Philadelphia for elementary school and Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana for preparatory school. While they both attended Cornell University as undergraduates, they left before graduating due to W. Atlee's poor health. Junior married Jeanetta Lee (1893-1981) in November, 1916, and they had two children: W. Atlee III (1917-1971) and Jeanette (1919-2002). David married Lois Torrance (1912-1984) in 1938, and they had two children: Johnathan (b. 1941) and Blanche (b. 1943). Stuart Alexander was apparently born with a disability; according to census records he worked on farms during his lifetime.

David Burpee took over the family business upon his father's death in 1915; W. Atlee Burpee, Jr. served as treasurer of the firm once he returned from serving in the military. At that time, the Burpee company had 300 employees and was the largest mail-order seed company in the world. It distributed over one million catalogs a year and received on average 10,000 orders a day. Under David's tutelage, the company adapted to contemporaneous shifts in business and advertising methods, advancements in plant science, ever-changing consumer demands, and two World Wars. In response to food shortages experienced during World War I, the Burpee company helped promote a "war gardens" campaign that evolved into a "victory gardens" campaign during World War II.

Both W. Atlee and David used their position as head of a major seed house to lobby congressional debates in regard to two topics: postage rates (W. Atlee) and the designation of a national floral emblem for the United States (David). Both men belonged to The Union League of Philadelphia and The Canadian Society of Philadelphia (which W. Atlee helped found), and served on the boards of directors for hospitals and other charitable organizations. Both father and son were politically aligned with the Republican Party.

The firm reorganized its governing structure in 1917 at which time it changed its name from W. Atlee Burpee & Co. to W. Atlee Burpee Co. Burpee's acquired three seed companies between 1878 and 1970: Luther Burbank Seed Company, James Vick's Seeds, Inc., and the William Henry Maule Company. David Burpee sold the company to the General Foods Corporation in 1970 and served as a consultant for the business until 1973. The Burpee brand was bought by its current owner, George J. Ball, Inc., in 1991.
Related Materials:
Burpee seed catalogs donated to the Smithsonian in 1982 by the W. Atlee Burpee Co. can be found in the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives' Trade Literature Collection at the National Museum of American History.

The Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division includes a series of images of Burpee company operations taken in 1943.

The Black Gold Cooperative Library System's Asian/Pacific - Americans on the Central Coast Collection includes images dated 1933-1939 of Japanese employees of the Burpee Co. working at Floradale Farms in Lompoc, California.
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Mail-order business -- Catalogs  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Horticulture  Search this
Vegetables  Search this
Trial gardens  Search this
Victory gardens  Search this
Prize contests in advertising  Search this
Advertising, Newspaper -- 20th century  Search this
Advertising, magazine -- 20th century  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Genre/Form:
Trade catalogs
Business records
Commercial correspondence
Instructional materials
Ledgers (account books)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
Identifier:
AAG.BUR2
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W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_collection:sova-aag-bur2
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Seed Box, "Rice's Popular Flower Seeds"

Company:
Jerome B. Rice & Co  Search this
Medium:
Oak wood, paper, metal hardware
Dimensions:
4 1/16 × 5 7/8 × 4 7/8 in. (10.3 × 14.9 × 12.4 cm)
Type:
Seed boxes
Seed industry
Date:
ca.1830-1920
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
boxes (containers)  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
Seed boxes  Search this
agriculture  Search this
horticulture  Search this
marketing  Search this
packets (containers)  Search this
point-of-purchase displays  Search this
seed  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
showcases  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1983.011
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq437761cb2-9b95-4902-86c9-722daa6d0f4f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1983.011
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Seed catalog covers, Dreer's Garden Calendar, 1898

Company:
Henry A. Dreer (Firm)  Search this
Printer:
Humacher & Ettlinger, Lithographers  Search this
Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (22.1 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
Trade catalogs
Date:
1898
Topic:
advertisements  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
trade catalogs  Search this
advertising  Search this
bulbs  Search this
floriculture  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
gardening  Search this
horticulture  Search this
marketing  Search this
nurseries (horticulture)  Search this
print advertising  Search this
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Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1984.250.001
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq4e26744b2-071b-43ff-a644-8f0b4f71bd11
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1984.250.001

Seed catalog covers, Dreer's Garden Calendar, 1897

Company:
Henry A. Dreer (Firm)  Search this
Printer:
Humacher & Ettlinger, Lithographers  Search this
Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (22.1 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
Trade catalogs
Date:
1897
Topic:
advertisements  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
trade catalogs  Search this
advertising  Search this
bulbs  Search this
floriculture  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
gardening  Search this
horticulture  Search this
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nurseries (horticulture)  Search this
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Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1984.250.002
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Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq4a1b82c4a-1d2e-442c-8ea2-e797894500fd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1984.250.002

Seed catalog covers, The Storrs & Harrison Co., Spring 1897

Company:
Storrs & Harrison Company  Search this
Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (22.1 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
Trade catalogs
Date:
1897
Topic:
advertisements  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
trade catalogs  Search this
advertising  Search this
bulbs  Search this
floriculture  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
gardening  Search this
horticulture  Search this
marketing  Search this
nurseries (horticulture)  Search this
print advertising  Search this
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Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1984.250.003
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq41dd7747c-8ba5-4621-9617-430705c8f295
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1984.250.003

Seed catalog page, New Orchid. Flowered Canna, "Austria"

Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (22.1 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade catalogs
Date:
ca. 1891-1904
Topic:
advertisements  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
trade catalogs  Search this
advertising  Search this
bulbs  Search this
floriculture  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
gardening  Search this
horticulture  Search this
marketing  Search this
nurseries (horticulture)  Search this
print advertising  Search this
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Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1984.250.004
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq46f810ea0-71be-40e0-b51c-fba2a978d78b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1984.250.004

Seed catalog page, New Musk Melon - Paul Rose

Company:
Vaughan's Seed Store  Search this
Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (22.1 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade catalogs
Date:
1897
Topic:
advertisements  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
trade catalogs  Search this
advertising  Search this
bulbs  Search this
floriculture  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
gardening  Search this
horticulture  Search this
marketing  Search this
nurseries (horticulture)  Search this
print advertising  Search this
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Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1984.250.005
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq456c691e8-d4e9-4a84-8501-149c23f2eb1c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1984.250.005

Seed catalog page, Vaughan's "ELITE" Canna Collection

Company:
Vaughan's Seed Store  Search this
Printer:
H.M. Wall, Lithographer  Search this
Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (22.1 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade catalogs
Date:
ca. 1891-1904
Topic:
advertisements  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
trade catalogs  Search this
advertising  Search this
bulbs  Search this
floriculture  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
gardening  Search this
horticulture  Search this
marketing  Search this
nurseries (horticulture)  Search this
print advertising  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1984.250.006
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq457943ead-a9d6-4a55-a2cd-e2ec6ca29431
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1984.250.006

Seed catalog page, Salzer's Early Bird Novelties

Company:
John A. Salzer Seed Company  Search this
Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (22.1 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade catalogs
Date:
ca. 1891-1904
Topic:
advertisements  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
trade catalogs  Search this
advertising  Search this
bulbs  Search this
floriculture  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
gardening  Search this
horticulture  Search this
marketing  Search this
nurseries (horticulture)  Search this
print advertising  Search this
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Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1984.250.007
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq4dda6ef95-0db1-4a75-8217-226177b4a8be
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1984.250.007

Seed catalog cover, John A. Salzer Seed Co., Spring 1896

Company:
John A. Salzer Seed Company  Search this
Printer:
Brett Lithographing Company  Search this
Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (22.1 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
Trade catalogs
Date:
1896
Topic:
advertisements  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
trade catalogs  Search this
advertising  Search this
bulbs  Search this
floriculture  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
gardening  Search this
horticulture  Search this
marketing  Search this
nurseries (horticulture)  Search this
print advertising  Search this
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Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1984.250.008
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq422e95623-a760-4864-b85c-9d2d8ae53f04
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1984.250.008

Seed catalog cover, Peter Henderson & Co., 1904 Seeds

Company:
Peter Henderson & Co.  Search this
Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (22.1 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
Trade catalogs
Date:
1904
Topic:
advertisements  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
trade catalogs  Search this
advertising  Search this
bulbs  Search this
floriculture  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
gardening  Search this
horticulture  Search this
marketing  Search this
nurseries (horticulture)  Search this
print advertising  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1984.250.009
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq4e3e393cd-6a89-4bde-a4f3-11899fa79004
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1984.250.009

Seed catalog page, vegetables

Artist:
Stecher Lithograph Company  Search this
Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (22.1 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade catalogs
Date:
ca. 1891-1904
Topic:
advertisements  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
trade catalogs  Search this
advertising  Search this
bulbs  Search this
floriculture  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
gardening  Search this
horticulture  Search this
marketing  Search this
nurseries (horticulture)  Search this
print advertising  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1984.250.012
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq41d2f67e7-a9c7-4e83-b26a-86c14195c9ec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1984.250.012

Seed catalog page, Erigeron Philadelphicus, Vol XII, Plate 7

Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (22.1 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
Trade catalogs
Date:
ca. 1891-1904
Topic:
advertisements  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
trade catalogs  Search this
advertising  Search this
bulbs  Search this
floriculture  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
gardening  Search this
horticulture  Search this
marketing  Search this
nurseries (horticulture)  Search this
print advertising  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1984.250.015
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq407a39499-59a0-4b5c-96cd-795a08c08794
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1984.250.015

Seed catalog cover, Livingston's Seed Annual 1901

Company:
Livingston Seed Company  Search this
Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (22.1 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
Trade catalogs
Date:
1901
Topic:
advertisements  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
trade catalogs  Search this
advertising  Search this
bulbs  Search this
floriculture  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
gardening  Search this
horticulture  Search this
marketing  Search this
nurseries (horticulture)  Search this
print advertising  Search this
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Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1984.250.016
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Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq4b4661cf5-80c3-4886-b40a-1f84236ab06a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1984.250.016

Seed catalog page, New Roses

Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (22.1 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade catalogs
Date:
ca. 1891-1904
Topic:
advertisements  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
trade catalogs  Search this
advertising  Search this
bulbs  Search this
floriculture  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
gardening  Search this
horticulture  Search this
marketing  Search this
nurseries (horticulture)  Search this
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Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1984.250.017
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Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq47a38f841-b17c-4181-85be-b6547d3210f7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1984.250.017

Seed catalog page, Vol. VII, Plate No. 5, Physostegla Virginiana

Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (22.1 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
Trade catalogs
Date:
ca. 1891-1904
Topic:
advertisements  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
trade catalogs  Search this
advertising  Search this
bulbs  Search this
floriculture  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
gardening  Search this
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Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1984.250.020
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Smithsonian Gardens
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edanmdm:hac_1984.250.020

Seed catalog cover, Farquhar's Catalog of Seeds, 1901: Gladioli

Company:
R. & J. Farquar and Company  Search this
Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (22.1 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
Trade catalogs
Date:
1901
Topic:
advertisements  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
trade catalogs  Search this
advertising  Search this
bulbs  Search this
floriculture  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
gardening  Search this
horticulture  Search this
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nurseries (horticulture)  Search this
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Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1984.250.021
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Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian Gardens
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edanmdm:hac_1984.250.021

Seed catalog cover, Farquhar's Catalog of Seeds, 1901: Cosmos

Company:
R. & J. Farquar and Company  Search this
Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (22.1 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
Trade catalogs
Date:
1901
Topic:
advertisements  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
trade catalogs  Search this
advertising  Search this
bulbs  Search this
floriculture  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
gardening  Search this
horticulture  Search this
marketing  Search this
nurseries (horticulture)  Search this
print advertising  Search this
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Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1984.250.022
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq44610ac10-e1b3-4167-8a67-5a26ab5d1504
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1984.250.022

Seed catalog page, Chas. A Green, grapes & strawberries

Company:
Green's Nursery Company  Search this
Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (22.1 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade catalogs
Date:
ca. 1891-1904
Topic:
advertisements  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
trade catalogs  Search this
advertising  Search this
bulbs  Search this
floriculture  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
gardening  Search this
horticulture  Search this
marketing  Search this
nurseries (horticulture)  Search this
print advertising  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1984.250.023
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq455af7ab3-742c-421b-aa2b-e5c653aad4ce
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1984.250.023

Seed catalog page, Loading Fruit Trees...

Company:
Harrison's Nurseries  Search this
Medium:
Paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 × 11 3/4 in. (22.1 × 29.8 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade catalogs
Date:
ca. 1891-1904
Topic:
advertisements  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
trade catalogs  Search this
advertising  Search this
bulbs  Search this
floriculture  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
gardening  Search this
horticulture  Search this
marketing  Search this
nurseries (horticulture)  Search this
print advertising  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1984.250.025
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq47f00057e-fd90-4e5f-b7f6-c1e0f613ca95
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1984.250.025

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