Original 1942 R. H. Shumway Seeds Catalog, Rockford Illinois, 96 Pages, Illustrated, Complete


Here's an original 1942 seed catalog from R. H. Shumway of Rockford Illinois. Well-preserved and complete, this catalog contains 96 illustrated pages of seeds, along with plants, bulbs, shrubs, and fruit trees. It is absolutely loaded with old-style lithograph-type images and photos. It has brightly colored covers and black and white content. It shows minor age with the usual stress lines on the spine, but all the pages are there; there's even an order envelope and a couple of postcards included. Lots of great content that will provide hours of great reading.

Established in 1870, Shumway was operated in Rockford up through the 1980s, when the business was purchased and moved several times, ending up in Randolph, WI. At one time, this company was the largest of all the mail order seed houses. It is now part of the Jung Seed Co., still doing business under the Shumway name today.


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