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Gardeners as Consumers

Advertising in the nineteenth century increased after daily newspapers began  to sell for pennies in the 1830s. Ads usually just listed information about the product or service, with perhaps an image.  By the 1890s advertising evolved into creating a need…

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The Natural vs Formal Landscape Design: Once again

[left: The more natural landscape at the estate of A. J. Downing in mid 19th century Newburgh, NY. Photo courtesy of Francis Loeb Library, Graduate School.]  In 1864 Philadelphia nurseryman and writer Thomas Meehan in his Gardener’s Monthly agreed with English landscape…

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