Banquet Piece, Pieter Claez

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The oldest nursery catalog in California?

Warren and Son's Garden and Nurseries - is this the first and oldest nursery catalog in California issued in 1853? One hundred and fifty-two years ago?

According to Tangible Memories, Californians and their gardens, 1800-1950, it is.

There is no mention of this nursery in the California Nurserymen and the Plant Industry, however.

The Bancroft libary has the catalog and I went to visit it. This is not a photograph of that catalog, because I signed something saying I wouldn't publish it. This is actually an image that I created using fonts that were simlar to the catalog. So many fonts! It must have been more fun to set them all.


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