“Mammoth Gourd. (or Pumpkin.)” From John & Horace Wright’s The Vegetable Grower’s Guide. London: Virture & Co. , 1908. Color-printed, relief halftones.
A colorful image from the definitive “grower’s guide” to vegetables from the early twentieth century. The Wright’s issued a guide for growers of fruits and this one related to vegetables. The guides included useful information on varieties, growing tips, and such like. Also included were detailed images of a number of the varieties, from squash to potatoes and beans. These are among the most decorative and colorful prints of vegetables available.