Friday, March 11, 2016

A. T. Cook - Good Advice on More Than Seeds

Thirty-six temperance postcards were published by A. T. Cook, Seedsman, Hyde Park, New  York.  

The majority were designed by the artist  J. O. Hulbert.  
When I was posting the large images I noticed Hulbert was from Glastonbury, the next town over from where I work in

Temperance postcards were widely distributed by the Women's Christian Temperance 
Union in the 19th and early 20th centuries to attack the liquor trade.

I found a few on eBay, and the CardCow has a ton more.  Finding Cook's name on them is sometimes a bit of a "Where's Waldo" game.  

Thursday, March 10, 2016

1905 - A. T. Cook's Charmingly Folksy Post Card

Cruising eBay I found this quirky little postcard which caught my attention.  I haven't seen A. T. Cook's ads or advertising materials before.  He wasn't a big seed dealer but he did make a name for himself in another way. More about that later.  Today, just enjoy this!

Here is the back.