Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Oh yeah, Papergreat has a spin-off

In case you haven't already noticed the large logo for Capper's Farmer on the right-hand side of the page, I wanted to let everyone know that there is now a second blog carrying the title of Papergreat.

(Yes, you may be wondering why the world needs this.)

Just as Happy Days spawned Mork & Mindy, I am pleased to announce that Papergreat now has a spin-off titled Papergreat: Farm Life. (Pam Dawber not included.)

That blog will focus specifically on vintage ephemera related to farming and farm life, and I think it will be a lot of fun. Like a barrel full of chickens.

Papergreat: Farm Life can be found here, if you want to bookmark the link. The Capper's logo on this page will also take you straight there.

Here's a summary of the first two posts:
  • A 1924 Guide to Perfect Poultry: What was this 427-page book used for? Just what it says. It provides the official breed standards for all North American poultry. The classifications and descriptions of physical appearance, coloring and other attributes are used as a measuring stick for, among other things, the competitive judging of chickens, ducks, turkeys and other poultry.
  • The Seedy Side of Vintage Farm Ephemera: Discovering more about a 1908 kohlrabi seed packet that was sold by De Giorgi Bros of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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