Monday, May 18, 2015

1894 Imaginative Seed Corn Art - Iowa Seed Co.

How can one not like this!!?     ~1894~

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Turn of the 20th Century - Iowa Seed Company Ephemera

I routinely dump interesting postcard images into a folder until I gather enough from one company to become interested.  When I saw I had 3 from the Iowa Seed Company, I took a look for catalogs in the Biodiversity Heritage Library with fair success!  Later I'll post some of their most interesting advertising art from the catalogs...but today here are the postcards and a few snippets about the company.

"8,600 acres in seed growing"

While I'm not sure, I believe this "we pay the postage" engraving was used by printers around this time for many isn't unique to this catalog.  Sure is wonderful though!!!

below -1893 Market Garden
This is the address on the postcards.