Advertisement -- Burpee Seeds.
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Small advertisement, approximately 1 x 5.5 inches, for W. Atlee Burpee & Co., Philadelphia.
Burpee Seeds (officially W. Atlee Burpee & Company) was founded by Washington Atlee Burpee in 1876. The company first sold garden seeds, farm supplies, tools, poultry, and hogs. The direction of the company began to change with W.A. Burpee's death in 1915. His son, David Burpee, inherited the firm. The younger Burpee was very interested in victory gardens and was an early promoter of the concept during World War I. He also prioritized flower seed production and initiated several flower breeding programs. The company currently sells seeds and garden accessories to home gardeners.
Volume 59, number 1528, page 322.
9 1/2 x 11 inches
Print on paper