Seed & Chemical Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.

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Ferry's
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Purebred Seeds. There is a drawing of three young boys happily working away in a field preparing the ground and planting seeds and another picture of ripe corn, tomato and radishes. The headline says "Plant Ferry's seeds and reap a radio" and the text begins by talking about football scores, World Series results and music from Havana. It then asks "Have you a radio to get all this? Would you like to have one?" and, instead of having you save proof of purchase from these seed packets or something like that, it tells you to plant your own garden using their seeds, sell the ripe product to your neighbors and buy a radio with your proceeds, My how times have changed. In the bottom right corner of this ad is a small stain that is not in the scanned portion of the ad.
February 1925
The American Boy
1
$9.00
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Scott's
Black and white 9 3/4" x 13 1/2" ad that tells you "How one application of Turf Builder in November can clinch the gains your lawn has made this year". The picture shows a man preparing to pour from a bag of Turf Builder into his Scott's Lawn Spreader while his wife stands waiting. I am not sure ifshe expects him to fall over while pouring the chemicals or if it is her job to run the lawn spreader. The ad begins by saying that "Now that winter is almost here, it might seem natural to sit back and wait until spring to continue the improvement of your lawn. Actually, instead of spelling the end of the growing season, November offers a truly remarkable opportunity to increase the gains you have made this year - with very little additional effort". The rest of the ad contains technical information about Turf Builder and how it works.
November 3, 1961
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Farm Seeds 2