I read about these old seed catalogs in Marcine’s blog, A Clock Without Hands. Marcine spent one Sunday evening browsing through the Smithsonian Library Seed Catalog and these are some of her favorites. I think they would make great postcards and posters. I’m astounded at the high quality of design for these rather mundane items — illustrations in seed catalogs! Aren’t they startlingly beautiful?
You can find more of Marcine’s ephemera favorites on Flickr.