The Exhibit: Seed Stories

Brownie from Emma White 1900 Catalog Cover

The Seed Stories exhibit was approached in various ways.  There are more than 6,500 seed and nursery firms represented in the collection; we can share only the tiniest fraction here.  Stories of local characters, including three Minneapolis seedswomen, regional pioneers, and colonial innovators give a more intimate look at the life and gardens surrounding these publications.  Other chosen themes, such as patriotism and marketing, occur across companies and time.  Images with visual appeal or interest have been chosen; these are complemented by letters and other text that provide a lens for peering into the past.

Introduction
The Exhibit: Seed Stories