W. Atlee Burpee Co.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Distributor)

W. Atlee Burpee Co. (now Burpees Seeds) was the eponymous company founded by Washington Atlee Burpee (1858–1915) in 1878, first as a livestock wholesaler and then as a plant seed company. By the 1880s, the W. Atlee Burpee Company was the fastest growing mail-order seed company in the world. Burpee insured that his company’s products were well-advertised through catalogues and advertising postcards. David Burpee (1893–1980) became head of the firm in 1915, following his father’s death.

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