Friday, January 24, 2014

1892 - Chariot Drawn by Butterflies - W.W. Barnard & Co

The  over-the-top fantasy of this cover is delightfully whimsical.  In spite of the chariot featuring flowers, this catalog had about 2 dozen flower species for sale, with the bulk of the content dedicated to vegetables.

The interior of the catalog has my favorite style of vegetable illustrations, black and white engravings.  Download from the Internet Archive.