Date: c. 1920s
Size: 16 x 22.5 inches
A little leek trivia:
- Leek growing is a competitive sport in some places, including in coal-mining regions of England, as the “manure from the pit-ponies” was a perfect growing medium for the veggies.
- Leeks are toxic to dogs and cats, so keep them (and their Allium relatives) away from your furry friends.
- The beautiful and tasty Allium family includes not just leeks, onions and garlic, but also shallots, ramps, scallions, chives and a number ornamentals grown for their unique globe-shaped flower heads.
This carton (on hard cardboard) would have been used as an advertising piece in a shop during the 1920s.
In very good condition, this piece is ready to be framed.