Phew! Someone saw the light. One year after the drab eviscerated corn adorned the back cover came this collection back there.
The onion and parsley are printed with only two colors I think. Nice, very nice, for the money.
The other day I showed you the fantastic carrot engraving. This radish illustration is a similar, though less whimsical, production.
It makes it easy for you to compare features. It is a clear presentation of useful information.
While I am in my catalog critique mood, look at this illustration of the Magnus tomato from inside the catalog. Pathetic, isn't it? This catalog is straddling the engraving/photo illustration divide.
I suppose having the company seen as forward thinking, using photography, was more important.
The catalog used both in 1900.
Tomatoes are not the easiest vegetable to represent in a catalog without color. Especially as men like A.W. Livingston bred them to be smooth, featureless globes.
Below is an earlier engraving. I find it much more lively. Their plumpness just plumps at you! The perky little calyx look like crowns.
More tomorrow...probably straying into tomato land, but maybe not.