While not as colorful as some catalogs, the 1900 Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog boasted a formula for success: "More grass - more cattle. More cattle - more manure. More manure - more grain. More grain - more money!" Ergo, "grass is king!" Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.
Catalog Title: Seed and Plant Guide Publication Information: Rockford, IL, USA. Catagory(ies) of Cover Art: Radishes.
Catalogue of flowers 1898 Seed Catalogues from Smithsonian Institution Libraries
"The Iowa Seed Co, Beautiful Vintage Seed Catalogue Cover Art Print from Andromeda Print Emporium
Ratekin's Seed House Men, Women and Children Wanted to Plant Good Seeds = for the War Gardens aka Victory Gardens!
"Stand behind the government and plant 'Farmer Brand Seeds' " is the admonishment on the 1918 cover of the Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog. In light of WWI, the company explains further on page one that "the American farmer and gardener is looked upon as the backbone of the country in surviving the present crisis." A collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs can be found at the Andersen Horticultural Library.
Illustrated front cover of ‘Peter Henderson & Co’s Autumn Bulb Catalogue Peter Henderson & Co. 35 & 37 Cortlandt St, New York. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural.