Friday, March 11, 2016

A. T. Cook - Good Advice on More Than Seeds

Thirty-six temperance postcards were published by A. T. Cook, Seedsman, Hyde Park, New  York.  



The majority were designed by the artist  J. O. Hulbert.  
When I was posting the large images I noticed Hulbert was from Glastonbury, the next town over from where I work in Connecticut...cool....



Temperance postcards were widely distributed by the Women's Christian Temperance 
Union in the 19th and early 20th centuries to attack the liquor trade.

I found a few on eBay, and the CardCow has a ton more.  Finding Cook's name on them is sometimes a bit of a "Where's Waldo" game.