Item No: pdcp00055
Title: Dreer's garden calendar 1886 [catalog cover] [graphic].
Print and Picture Collection
Butler previously was a partner of the Packard & Butler, later Packard Butler, & Partridge firm which ceased operation in early 1886 following a fire. Butler operated a studio solely until 1893.
Free Library of Philadelphia: Philadelphiana - Tradesmen's Cards
Front and back covers of the seed trade catalogue for the Henry A. Dreer firm. Front cover shows a property containing a mansion house (with an attached greenhouse), tree orchard, garden patch, and two outbuildings, including one with a windmill. In the foreground, a man on horseback passes on a road through the estate. Back cover shows a display of farm produce including, celery, pumpkin, corn, potatoes, watermelon, beets, lettuce, carrots, and asparagus in the foreground of a farming scene. Decorative trims line the top and bottom edges. The firm was incorporated 1892 under his son, William F. Dreer, who assumed the business operations following his father's death in 1873.
Price list of available gardening book titles, index to calendar, "useful tables" for planting, and prices for flower pots and garden sticks printed on verso.
Butler, William H. - Printer
Butler, William H. - Publisher