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Burpee’s wasn’t just seeds

The Libraries has an extensive collection of seed catalogs as part of its trade literature collection. One of the many companies represented in our collection that is still in business today is Burpee's. But Burpees didn't limit itself to just seeds in 1897:

W. Atlee Burpee & Co., Burpee's Manual of Thoroughbred Live Stock and Fancy Poultry, 1897

Elizabeth Periale

Back cover, Dogs

Front Cover, Chickens


  1. Carol Losey

    I would love to have some full sized copies of these posters—- as my grandaughter’s name is Atlee—- named after Washington Atlee Burpee, who was a friend of my great grandparents.
    Any ideas as to how I could get them? Thanks. Carol Losey

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