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Veggie lovers in 1909 were treated to a delightful collection of colorful specimens on the back of the Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog from spring of that year.  The images included mouthwatering celery, eggplant, musk melon, carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, corn and much, much more.   Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

Veggie lovers in 1909 were treated to a delightful collection of colorful specimens on the back of the Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog from spring of that year. The images included mouthwatering celery, eggplant, musk melon, carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, corn and much, much more. Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

1905 - Landreths' Seeds, catalogue  Cornucopia styled spread to the artwork!

1905 - Landreths' Seeds, catalogue Cornucopia styled spread to the artwork!

In 1918, the country was at war, and people were encouraged to grow food as part of the war effort.  The back cover of the Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog for that year offered a beautiful, colorful image of a mouth-watering fruit and vegetable collection.  Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

In 1918, the country was at war, and people were encouraged to grow food as part of the war effort. The back cover of the Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog for that year offered a beautiful, colorful image of a mouth-watering fruit and vegetable collection. Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

John Lewis Childs, Floral Park, Queens Co., N.Y. 1891 Seed Catalog - "new, rare and beautiful flowers"

John Lewis Childs, Floral Park, Queens Co. 1891 Seed Catalog - "new, rare and beautiful flowers"

Deposit Seed Co. vintage seed packet clip art -- 1929

Free Vintage Flowers and Seed Packets Images

Deposit Seed Company of Deposit, NY, 129 catalog cover featuring Salpiglossis and Scabiosa hybrids

OH.MY.GOODNESS. Speechless other than to say it is a shame we have "evolved" to the point where ginormous artless corporations have replaced amazing diversity with genetically-modified strains of cookie cutter crops.

Catalog Title: Seed Book for Publication Info: Philadelphia, PA USA. Category(ies) of Cover Art: Onions.

Browsers of the 1913 Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog must have lingered over this page inside the back cover. Ornamental flowering plants and deliciously sweet berries would tempt any gardener wanting a beautiful yard and fresh fruits for the table. Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

Browsers of the 1913 Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog must have lingered over this page inside the back cover. Ornamental flowering plants and deliciously sweet berries would tempt any gardener wanting a beautiful yard and fresh fruits for the table. Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

The inside of the back cover of the 1917 Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog features color illustrations of a myriad of vegetables -- the whole collection for only 30 cents!  Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a  collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

The inside of the back cover of the 1917 Farmer Seed & Nursery catalog features color illustrations of a myriad of vegetables -- the whole collection for only 30 cents! Farmer Seed & Nursery originated in Faribault, MN in 1888. Andersen Horticultural Library hosts a collection of vintage Farmer Seed & Nursery catalogs.

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