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A Google Image search hints at the beauty that Ferry-Morse has given us over the years...
From the 1882 Ferry catalog come the following:
|Gordon W. Lloyd, architect|
|"Behind the Scenes" from Mann Library's online exhibit, Mail Order Gardens|
displays additional images of common work experiences for seed company employees.
View selected excerpts from seed catalogs at Garden Stories on Flickr. "This album contains images from the seed and nursery catalogs digitized for the Biodiversity Heritage Library. It was created to support BHL's social media campaign, Garden Stories, which [ran from] March 23-27, 2015. Garden Stories explores the fascinating world of gardening and its history, as revealed through seed and nursery catalogs."
The Biodiversity Heritage Library is a goldmine of information. Explore this beautiful world starting with BHL's landmark post of 27 March 2015
(sample session from YouTube)
These games "improve and enhance" access to digital texts for everyone, according to BHL's
Art of Life project
(detailed academic discussion of interest to info specialists)
..."play" for scholars in 2015
Many of the original materials featured above can be seen at the Ethel Zoe Bailey Horticultural Catalogue Collection at Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca NY. For the best experience, please contact Mann Library in advance of your visit.
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