Early 20th Century Fruit & Vegetable Seed Catalogs of Southern California: 1930 - 1939 - The Arboretum
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Many catalogs promoted the health benefits of having your own garden as in this example from Aggeler & Musser’s 1937 catalog.  Click on the thumbnails to see an enlarged photo.

Aggeler & Musser 1937 catalog back cover Aggeler & Musser 1937 catalog "Grow Your  Own"

Nursery and seed companies also liked to encourage the growing of certain crops as this example from Knott’s Berry Place shows how the new boysenberries will be moneymakers.

Knott's Berry Place 1938 catalog "Boysenberries" Knott's Berry Place 1938 catalog cover

These examples from Armstrong Nurseries’ 1936  and 1937 catalogs also reveal the new interest in boysenberries.

Armstrong Nurseries 1936 catalog cover Armstrong Nurseries 1937 catalog "The Boysenberry"

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