I made a garden journal that includes this postcard from Lippencott Flower Seed company. Carrie Lippencott was Sue's great aunt. Carrie was a Minneapolis woman who specialized in selling flower seed. Her seed packs had lovely drawings of children and flowers. Sue said that when her father was a baby he was used as the cherubic baby on some of the seed packets. Mr R also remembers selling these bright flower packets when he was a boy for boy scouts. I found the following on the web:
In the early 1900s Mrs. Jessie Prior, Miss Emma V. White and Miss Carrie Lippincott attracted attention to their seed companies because they were women owned. Buying seeds from a seed company owned by a woman was more than a novelty. Miss Carrie Lippincott's marketing material, including her seed catalog, revolutionized how seeds were sold. She popularized a feminine style of design that featured images of women and children.
We will fill the pages with the spirit of our community over the season...and watch together how this journal grows.