Showing posts with label John Lewis Childs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label John Lewis Childs. Show all posts

Friday, October 20, 2017

1892 - Lush Lithograph Showing Why We Plant Tulips

Ah...  how could anyone resist  John Lewis Childs' Fall Bulb Catalog?   We plant them because they can be awesome!

 I love those little dots....

 And just in case, like me, you wonder about the name "Bizard"

A Dictionary of Modern Gardening - Page 671 - Google Books Result
George William Johnson - 1846 - ‎Gardening
It will be observed, that tulips are divided into different classes, and as the characteristics ... A Bizard tulip has a yellow ground, and coloured marks on its petals.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

1892 - Litho Surfing on a John Lewis Childs' Fall Bulb Catalog

You can't beat a lithographed catalog for luxuriant surfaces.

Your attention can slide down the sweeps of color, twirl around a curlicue, and wipe out with a plop in the center of a blossom! 

Love it!!!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

1893 - Lush Lithos in Fall Seed & Bulb Catalog of John Lewis Childs

Join me in luxuriating in the colors and patterns of two of John Lewis Childs magnificent fall seed catalog's lithographs.  I love the way the illustrator had snow and ice in the background, reminding you how much these hyacinth would be appreciated.

Monday, September 11, 2017

1891 - Seedsman John Child's Colorful Vegies Litho

'Tis the season of harvest...and I sure wish mine looked like this!  It is the Marimekko of vegetables! 

I can't resist sampling the litho.  Just love those dots!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

1899 - A Cool Cover from the Cool Seedsman, John Lewis Childs

I had never seen this cover.  I like Childs' portrait's use in the design...quite unusual!

Childs is a great seedsman when it came to organization and public relations.  He made a fascinating seed empire, not to mention his own town!  He was a very interesting man.

Childs, John Lewis - Floral Park, New York..........(1) (2) (3) (4(5) (6)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

1899 - Anticipating Tulips!!!

Spring 2017:They are on their way! Tulips, tulips and more tulips!

       John Lewis Childs knew how to design a catalog cover.  I can't stay away from them.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Thursday, November 17, 2016

1890 - Charming Bird's Eye View Engraving of John Lewis Childs' Floral Park

I can't resist these engraved bird's eye views!

I missed this one when I posted on John Lewis Childs

To make it even better I notice it is an engraving by my favorite horticultural artist and engraver, A. Blanc.

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a model train toot-tooting
around a model of this farm?!!!!