Skip to main content
To translate web pages
copy URL & click globe

page 130 -- Joseph Breck & Sons

updated 17 January 2016
located at nos. 51 & 52 North Market St., Boston, MA
<PREVIOUS PAGE      ~ index ~       NEXT PAGE>

This page of Emma Jane Arnold's scrapbook was devoted to the cover of the February 1883 seed catalog published by Joseph Breck & Sons:

Image from Biodiversity Heritage Library which has the complete catalog!
Seed catalogs are not merely listings of seeds for sale, although if they were only that, they would still be valuable repositories of information on heirloom varieties and other matters of historical and biological interest. Below are pages from the 1 February 1883 Breck catalog on the BHL site that give visitors a good idea of the everyday experiences of 19th century gardeners.

Further explanation of the importance of seed catalogs as a repository of essential historical information is presented by the BHL blog, presented in part below:

The Smithsonian Library also has a number of seed catalogs available for the public to view.

Wikipedia has a brief biography of Joseph Breck, who founded the company bearing his name in 1818.

<PREVIOUS PAGE      ~ index ~       NEXT PAGE>

The author of this blog has attempted to correctly apply terms and conditions to Content. These pages and associated images are being made available exclusively for use in non-commercial and non-profit study, scholarship, research, or teaching . Researchers are responsible for using these materials in accordance with Title 17 of the United States Code and any other applicable statutes. All trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress, product names and logos appearing on this blog are the property of their respective owners.. In the event that any Content infringes your rights or Content is not properly identified or acknowledged please email me. Thanks! 

This site includes historical materials that may contain negative stereotypes or language reflecting the culture or language of a particular period or place. These items are presented as part of the historical record, and do not represent or in any way reflect the personal views of the author of this blog, his ancestors, or his family.

You'll "catch my ear"
--if you comment here--