Vintage Seed Catalogues

February 18, 2011

My mother used to order her garden seeds from Burpee

I’ve mentioned before that the Elisabeth C Miller Library at the Center for Urban Horticulture is an extraordinary resource.  (You can link to the library here: http://depts.washington.edu/hortlib/index.shtml). On my last visit, I learned that the library has a vintage seed catalog collection going back decades.  I remember my mother ordering her vegetable and flower seeds from the Burpee Seed Company, and their old catalogues were included in this extensive collection.  What a find!

Vintage seed catalog

The collection is housed in file drawers

Vintage seed catalog, Elisabeth C Miller Library

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