Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Milk Can, January 9, 2018

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, November 13, 2017
I was looking through my photo archives this morning and found this photo of an old milk can under the edge of a barn. In the 1940s and 1950s, milk trucks traveled the countryside buying fresh milk from dairy farmers and taking it to the milk plant for processing. Then the milk was sold by a milkman who delivered milk in glass jars to townspeople. How times have changed!

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  1. ...yesterday I was in Amish country where milk cans are hauled to the local cheese plant. This can is rusted to perfection! Thanks Lea for sharing, enjoy your week.

  2. I have one of those old milk cans, although mine is painted. Those things are heavy! I can't imagine lifting one that is full of milk. Those old milkmen must have been very fit!

  3. Hello, I remember milk being delivered in glass jars. My mother also had eggs delivered from the same farmer. The milk can photo is great. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day.

  4. I remember my mom had an old milk can in the house but I have no idea what happened to it...wish I had it...hadn't thought about it in a long time!

  5. Lovin' this!! Wish I had one or two for my patio/plant containers.

  6. My father-in-law worked for a Co-op when he was young and his job was picking up milk in these, and they weighed about as much as him.


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