Hiram Sibley & Co. Seed Box, Used in the C.W. Barnes Store, 1882-1888

Summary

Hiram Sibley and Co., reputedly the largest seed grower in the world, owned land in several states and foreign countries, operated test gardens to improve seed quality, and used illustrations of multistory seed-packing warehouses to impress customers. Employees packed boxes like this one with collections of seeds (described in company catalogs) and shipped them to home gardeners, farmers, and general stores owners alike.

Hiram Sibley and Co., reputedly the largest seed grower in the world, owned land in several states and foreign countries, operated test gardens to improve seed quality, and used illustrations of multistory seed-packing warehouses to impress customers. Employees packed boxes like this one with collections of seeds (described in company catalogs) and shipped them to home gardeners, farmers, and general stores owners alike.

Artifact

Seed box

Date Made

1882-1888

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

29.1987.18.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant Material)
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Length: 33.25 in

Width: 13.5 in

Height: 10 in

Inscriptions

HIRAM SIBLEY & CO. SEEDS

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