Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Fun Connection Between Two Seed Companies

This easygoing couple is happy to see a 250 pound Livingston's Perfection tomato balanced on the their bed's footboard, even before their first coffee!

The Livingston tomatoes were famous for being the best of the new hybrids. Their seeds were sold by many companies.  The Perfection was introduced in 1880.  Livingston had developed it to fill the need for a "good shipper".

Jerome B. Rice & Company is my favorites for goofy vegetable people trade cards. I'll be exploring his company and his advertising more in the future.

 Why would the artist make a grumpy pea couple?    And the cucumber man looks totally disillusioned.  The celery lady at least dully interested in something to the right!