"The Boston Seedsmen" Parker & Wood -1883 to 1893 and a whole bunch of other guys.
I was getting tired of following leads that were far from home, so I looked into my pile of bits and pieces and found this delightful cruciferous maiden from Boston. This is a trade card.
In 1883, Cyrus and William E. Wood bought a half interest in the firm of Parker & Gannett, seed merchants at 49 North Market street, Boston. This firm sold the goods made by the Woods in Arlington, and later the firm name became Parker & Wood.
Cyrus Wood remained in this business only a year, and William E. Wood bought out Mr. Parker's interest, reorganizing the firm and admitting as partners Edward A. Hatch and Joseph B. Robinson under the firm name of Parker & Wood, as before.
In 1890 Mr. Robinson sold his interest to his partners, and in August, 1893, Parker & Wood consolidated with Joseph Breck & Son, an old and successful seed house at 51 North Market street, under the name of Joseph Breck & Son Corporation, and Mr. Wood sold his interests to the new company, who immediately converted the two stores into one.
Off topic: Is that a Carpenter Gothic house in the background? >>>>>>
This is Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, CT., a Carpenter Gothic summer home museum.
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And then, I found more! These particular seed sellers seemed to jump around a lot creating different combinations. While I would like to see a simple infographic charting their capitalistic matings, life is too short and I am outta here.