It’s a shame that more of the wonderful seed catalogs from the 1800s and early 1900s weren’t colorized. But, when they are, the illustrations are usually glorious color-filled plates like this one of peas and tomatoes. Even better, it looks like you could turn this vintage image into two – one with peas and one with tomatoes.
It’s too bad that a little of the left-side of the image was cut off in the scanning – it must have been too close to the binding to get a good capture without ruining the booklet. But, the most important parts of this vintage peas and tomatoes image is intact and looks good enough to eat.
We have Peter Henderson & Co. to thank for this lovely vegetable image. It was part of their 1890 seed catalog and showcases their “Heroine” pea and their “Table Queen” tomatoes.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.