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W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2

Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  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.
General:
The project to process the W. Atlee Burpee & Co. Records received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
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 archival materials 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 Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb697bb6243-1e96-416d-b552-0925a2866fbc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-bur2
Online Media:

Ironmonger and Metal Trades's Advertiser, Subscription Information

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Periodicals, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Periodicals
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Periodicals / 1: Periodicals
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89bd57905-1004-48b6-8de9-1e4da29fbc21
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-periodicals-ref1367

W. Atlee Burpee & Company records

Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
Extent:
201 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertising
Business records
Correspondence
Account books
Pamphlets
Trade catalogs
Date:
circa 1873-1986
bulk 1890-1930
Summary:
The W. Atlee Burpee & Company records, dated circa 1873-1986, document the firm's business activities developing plant varieties and marketing and selling seeds. They include accounting records, seed trial records, seed contracts, sales 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.
Scope and Contents:
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 family's then-global company. 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 novelties 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 involvement in the national floral emblem congressional debate.

The Burpee family papers consist of personal files unrelated to the company's business operations. This includes 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 clubs and societies such as the Canadian Society of Philadelphia, the Union League of Philadelphia, and, for David Burpee, his involvement with Pearl S. Buck's Welcome House charity. The series include personal correspondence; financial, accounting, and tax records; files generated during vacations; 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
Biographical / Historical:
Washington Atlee Burpee (1858-1915) began a mail-order poultry and livestock business in 1876 in Philadelpia, which he soon expanded to include corn seed for chicken feed. In 1878, he founded W. Atlee Burpee & Co., the primary focus of which was to sell vegetable, fruit, and flower seeds through the mail. This company would go on to become one of the most notable seed distributors in the United States.

By 1888, Burpee's family home, Fordhook Farms, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, was established as an experimental farm to test and evaluate new varieties of vegetables and flowers, and to produce seeds. 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 to Fordhook Farms for testing. Plants that survived were bred with healthier specimens to produce heartier hybrids that were more resistant to disease. Other Burpee trial gardens were established in Lompoc, California and near Swedesboro, New Jersey.

Burpee's son David took over the family business upon his father's death in 1915. 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 as many as 10,000 orders a day. In response to food shortages caused by World War I, the Burpee Company helped promote a "war gardens" campaign that evolved into a "victory gardens" campaign during World War II. Both were aimed at city dwellers and instructed them on how to grow vegetables for their own consumption to aid in the war effort.

Sometime in the 1930s, the Burpee Company entered into a business relationship with the James Vick's Company of Rochester, New York. In 1947, Burpee purchased the assets of and rights to the use of the name of the Wm. Henry Maule Co. In 1970, Burpee was sold to General Foods; the corporate headquarters moved from Philadelphia to Warminster, Pennsylvania in 1974. David Burpee remained a consultant for the company until his death in 1981. In 1991, the Burpee Company was acquired by George J. Ball, Inc.
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 archival materials 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 Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Mail-order business  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Business  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Horticulture  Search this
Vegetables  Search this
Flowers  Search this
Trial gardens  Search this
Victory gardens  Search this
Contests  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertising
Business records
Correspondence
Account books -- 19th century
Account books -- 20th century
Pamphlets
Trade catalogs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.BUR
See more items in:
W. Atlee Burpee & Company records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb61614fe59-fe73-49f7-a297-a129d1ef0c0a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-bur
Online Media:

Archives Center Postcard Collection

Donor:
Eudaily, Daniel  Search this
Flautt Antiques. Calvin R.  Search this
Franklin, Sue  Search this
Fry, Robert E.  Search this
Groves, Ruth Ann Empie  Search this
Johnson, Marjorie  Search this
Otto, Carlin, Ms.  Search this
Ravnitzky, Michael  Search this
Rupp, Gloria  Search this
Creator:
Fogel, Byron J.  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gocards
Picture postcards
Date:
20th-21st centuries
Scope and Contents:
Postcards, arranged by geographical area or by the subjects. Collection includes two boxes of "GoCards" (freely distributed commercial postcards) as well.
Arrangement:
The collection is arraned into three series.

Series 1: Subjects

Series 2: Geographical, United States

Series 3: Geographical, Foreign

Series 4: Advertising Postcards
Provenance:
The collection consists of materials found in collections, gifts from museum staff, and unsolicited gifts from the public.

Donated by Gloria A. Rupp (1980); purchased from Calvin R. Flautt Antiques (1987); donated by Marjorie Johnson (1990); donated by Susan elsass (1993); donated by Dolores Scott (1994); donated by Morrill B. Donnald (1999); donated by Claire Reilly (1999) donated by Michael Ravnitzky (2007); Gretchen Redd (2007); Ruth Ann Empie Groves (2008); Robert E. Fry (2008); Daniel Eudaily (2008); Byron Jeffrey Fogel (2008); Sue Franklin (2009); and Carlin Otto (2013)
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Trade advertisements  Search this
advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
GoCards
Picture postcards -- 20th century -- United States
Citation:
Archives Center Postcard Collection, twentieth century, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0483
See more items in:
Archives Center Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8005ef9bb-aa75-4825-a234-3db6a53ba404
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0483
Online Media:

[Trade catalogs from Wm. B. Scaife & Sons Co.]

Variant company name:
Founded 1802 ; Oakmont, PA ; New York, NY  Search this
Company Name:
Wm. B. Scaife & Sons Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Scaife Co.  Search this
Notes content:
water softening and purifying systems for household use, mining, textile manufacturing and railraods ; water filters ; iron removal filters ; swimming pool filtering and recirculating equpment ; range boilers and tanks ; steel structures ; gasoline storage tanks for motor boats ; gasoline storage outfits for private garages
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
68 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Fuel (includes oil; petroleum; gas; coal; etc.)  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Textiles and textile machinery  Search this
Waste Management (including water treatment; recycling; refuse collection; industrial waste; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
"Recycling (Waste, etc.)"  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Business  Search this
Coal  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Fuel  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Refuse and refuse disposal  Search this
Refuse disposal industry  Search this
Ships  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Textile machinery industry  Search this
Water -- Purification  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_17351
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_17351

Advertising and the motor-car; with a prologue by Ashley Havinden

Author:
Frostick, Michael  Search this
Havinden, Ashley  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. illus. (some col.), facsims. (some col.) 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
Topic:
Advertising--Automobile industry and trade  Search this
Call number:
HF6161.A8 F93
HF6161.A8F93
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_6062

Trade card, Rice's celery woman with parasol

Company:
Jerome B. Rice & Co  Search this
Medium:
Paper, lithograph
Dimensions:
5 1/4 × 3 in. (13.3 × 7.6 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade cards
Date:
1887
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
advertising cards  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
ephemera  Search this
caricatures  Search this
Celery  Search this
marketing  Search this
seed  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Trade advertisements  Search this
Victorian  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1987.026.001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq4fc51d185-945e-4ea2-ba9f-abb6d71b645d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1987.026.001

Trade card, Varick Co.'s turnip man

Company:
John B. Varick Company  Search this
Printer:
Clay & Richmond  Search this
Medium:
Paper, lithograph
Dimensions:
5 1/4 × 3 in. (13.3 × 7.6 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade cards
Date:
1885
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
advertising cards  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
ephemera  Search this
caricatures  Search this
marketing  Search this
seed  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Trade advertisements  Search this
Turnips  Search this
Victorian  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1987.026.002
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq43793ac6d-9a3d-4f09-bc45-e6094959fae6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1987.026.002

Trade card, Ribsam & Sons' carrot man in top hat

Company:
C. Ribsam & Sons (Firm)  Search this
Printer:
Clay & Richmond  Search this
Medium:
Paper, lithograph
Dimensions:
5 1/4 × 3 in. (13.3 × 7.6 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade cards
Date:
ca. 1876-1895
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
advertising cards  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
ephemera  Search this
caricatures  Search this
Carrots  Search this
marketing  Search this
seed  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Trade advertisements  Search this
Victorian  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1987.026.003
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq482566bdf-e633-4bb4-852a-2dba616a1788
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1987.026.003

Trade card, Varick & Co.'s beet man

Printer:
Clay & Richmond  Search this
Company:
John B. Varick Company  Search this
Medium:
Paper, lithograph
Dimensions:
5 1/4 × 3 in. (13.3 × 7.6 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade cards
Date:
1885
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
advertising cards  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
ephemera  Search this
Beets  Search this
caricatures  Search this
marketing  Search this
seed  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Trade advertisements  Search this
Victorian  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1987.026.004
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq41c45596c-474f-404e-b6f5-8c9a495a0811
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1987.026.004

Trade card, Rice's Native American corn man

Company:
Jerome B. Rice & Co  Search this
Medium:
Paper, lithograph
Dimensions:
5 1/4 × 3 in. (13.3 × 7.6 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade cards
Date:
ca. 1880-1889
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
advertising cards  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
ephemera  Search this
caricatures  Search this
Corn  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
marketing  Search this
seed  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Trade advertisements  Search this
Victorian  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1987.026.005
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq41dbb9336-d7e9-4444-a3a7-e93e17ae723f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1987.026.005
Online Media:

Trade card, Ferry & Co.'s verbena

Company:
D.M. Ferry & Co  Search this
Medium:
Paper, lithograph
Dimensions:
5 1/4 × 3 in. (13.3 × 7.6 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade cards
Date:
ca. 1875-1900
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
advertising cards  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
ephemera  Search this
caricatures  Search this
marketing  Search this
seed  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Trade advertisements  Search this
Verbena  Search this
Victorian  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1987.026.006
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq4eec4e40a-7c36-4168-8b28-4e84b21c4676
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1987.026.006
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Trade card, Brown and Gillman's pear man

Company:
Brown & Gilman  Search this
Medium:
Paper, lithograph
Dimensions:
5 1/2 × 3 in. (14 × 7.6 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade cards
Date:
ca. 1875-1900
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
advertising cards  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
ephemera  Search this
caricatures  Search this
fertilizer  Search this
fruit  Search this
marketing  Search this
Pear  Search this
Trade advertisements  Search this
Victorian  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1987.026.007
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Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq43e13d6e0-8a29-43b8-b3c0-b27e60efd6f3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1987.026.007
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Trade card, Harrison's Trees

Company:
Harrison's Nurseries  Search this
Medium:
Paper, lithograph
Dimensions:
5 7/8 × 3 1/2 in. (14.9 × 8.9 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade cards
Date:
ca. 1875-1900
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
advertising cards  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
ephemera  Search this
Apples  Search this
berry  Search this
caricatures  Search this
fruit  Search this
Grapes  Search this
marketing  Search this
Peach  Search this
Pear  Search this
seed  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Trade advertisements  Search this
Victorian  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1987.026.008
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Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq4fd270216-47b0-4853-bf7e-caee58cbf4d8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1987.026.008
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Trade card, J.M. Philips' Sons Seedsmen

Company:
J. M. Philips' Sons  Search this
Medium:
Paper, lithograph
Dimensions:
3 1/2 × 6 1/8 in. (8.9 × 15.6 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade cards
Date:
ca. 1875-1900
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
advertising cards  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
ephemera  Search this
Lakes  Search this
marketing  Search this
seed  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Trade advertisements  Search this
Victorian  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1987.026.009
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq40edf7c3e-48cf-4b98-9773-dbb3ae13749b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1987.026.009
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Trade card, Bradley & Co.'s Philadelphia Lawn Mower at Horticultural Hall

Company:
Robert B. Bradley & Company  Search this
Printer:
J. Ottmann, Lithographer  Search this
Medium:
Paper, lithograph
Dimensions:
3 1/2 × 6 1/8 in. (8.9 × 15.6 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade cards
Date:
1887
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
advertising cards  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
ephemera  Search this
Boys  Search this
caricatures  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Horses  Search this
lawn mowers  Search this
marketing  Search this
Trade advertisements  Search this
Victorian  Search this
Water lilies  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1987.026.010
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq48ccf2067-5273-4c1c-b242-76da8e55d93c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1987.026.010
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Trade card, D. M. Ferry and Co., sweet peas

Manufacturer:
D.M. Ferry & Co  Search this
Printer:
The Calvert Lithograph Company  Search this
Medium:
Paper, lithograph
Dimensions:
5 3/4 × 3 3/8 in. (14.6 × 8.6 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade cards
Date:
ca. 1880-1910 (copyrighted 1889)
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
advertising cards  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
ephemera  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
marketing  Search this
seed  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Sweet peas  Search this
Trade advertisements  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1991.001.001
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Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq48c01389b-8fcb-4abf-ab6d-4c8177848adc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1991.001.001
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Trade card, D. M. Ferry and Co.

Manufacturer:
D.M. Ferry & Co  Search this
Medium:
Paper, lithograph
Dimensions:
2 7/8 × 4 1/2 in. (7.3 × 11.4 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade cards
Date:
ca. 1880-1910
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
advertising cards  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
ephemera  Search this
caricatures  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
marketing  Search this
seed  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Trade advertisements  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1991.001.002
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Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq458ccfb83-9e84-40e0-aebe-8ed77a2d3d7e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1991.001.002
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Trade card, H. R. Stevens' Family Balsam, Familine

Company:
H.R. Stevens  Search this
Medium:
Paper, lithograph
Dimensions:
2 1/16 × 3 3/8 in. (5.2 × 8.6 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade cards
Date:
ca. 1880-1910
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
advertising cards  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
ephemera  Search this
caricatures  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
marketing  Search this
seed  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Trade advertisements  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1991.001.003
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq439442063-05fa-4ecb-80f2-73eac2cdb9a0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1991.001.003
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Trade card, Philadelphia Lawn Mowers

Company:
John Pritzlaff Hardware Co.  Search this
Printer:
M. M. & O. Lith. N.Y.  Search this
Medium:
Card stock
Dimensions:
3 1/16 × 6 3/16 in. (7.8 × 15.7 cm)
Type:
Advertising ephemera
Trade cards
Date:
ca. 1886-1887
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
advertising cards  Search this
chromolithographs  Search this
ephemera  Search this
caricatures  Search this
lawn mowers  Search this
marketing  Search this
seed  Search this
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Trade advertisements  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1999.096
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Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq4bfb932f1-5b6f-4e57-8909-f18f0e041f5a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1999.096
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