Saturday, July 12, 2014

Love that Cabbage!

How can you not like a company that has this on their envelopes for decades!
(The cabbage is Rice's True Early Winningstadt.)









Friday, July 11, 2014

Jerome B. Rice Seeds - "Why Some Succeed While Others Fail"

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 :-)

 - New York State Men Biographic Studies and Character Portraits, 1910
1902- Minneapolis (I left in Allen's caricature.)

A bit clearer...

Hidden TreasuresOr Why Some Succeed While Others Fail -  1887

This is the Detroit waterfront.  

You can't miss his sign with one story high letters!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Good 1893 Read by the Tomato Man Himself!

I think this is wonderful.  I wish more people wrote straight forward books about their area expertise. I only processed the first part of the book for you to see and read, the history part, so if you are interested in the rest which is about culture just look it up at the Biodiversity Heritage Lab site and download any format you want!