Burpee Seed Contest, 1924 - Box 271, Folder 8

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Are you a garden lover? Who isn't? Since its founding in 1878, W. Atlee Burpee & Co. has run an extensive mail order seed company with international customers. In 1924, Burpee & Co. announced a prize contest where anyone could write in explaining What Burpee's Seeds Have Done for Me? If present, please transcribe stamped or circled dates at the start of each page. [Note from Archives of American Gardens: These letters are presented as a window into life in 1920s and therefore may include terms and expressions that are offensive to contemporary readers. This material in no way reflects the views of the Smithsonian?s Archives of American Gardens.]

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