Rice was a fantastic advertising strategist and aggressive seedsman interested in growing and selling an excellent product. The other day I posted some of his nutty trade cards and I'll do more soon! Today is an introduction to the man.
First - I finally found what the B. stands for :-)
Photos from this excellent site: 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry of the American Civil War
- New York State Men Biographic Studies and Character Portraits, 1910
1902- Minneapolis (I left in Allen's caricature.)
Hidden Treasures: Or Why Some Succeed While Others Fail - 1887
This is the Detroit waterfront.
You can't miss his sign with one story high letters!