February 2010 - Jeff Strohl, a research professor at Georgetown
University in Washington D.C. donated this hard copy
of a cactus catalog titled Hints on Cacti by A. Blanc & Co. in Philadelphia.
The print on the cover indicated this edition was copyrighted in 1891,
although I can not confirm whether the age of the paper is the same year. Nonetheless,
it is an antique book that will be treasured by the CactusLovers.com web community.
Below are ten photos of the cacti mail order catalog that included
cactus identificiation and cactus care tips for 700 varieties of cacti and succulents.
I delicately opened various pages to give you a glimpse of what's inside this 112 page book.
The front cover is thin and barely hanging on to the binding.
Two large staples seem to have a good hold on the bulk of the pages.
The first page, with information about the cactus greenhouses in Philadelphia.