Hoard's Dairyman Farm milk bottle

Half gallon milk bottle used by Hoard's Dairyman Farm of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, c. 1934-1944

William Dempster Hoard was one of the primary architects of Wisconsin's conversion from a wheat to a dairy economy. Hoard's Dairyman Farm first began selling milk from its Guernsey herd about 1900 and by 1908 was bottling all the milk it produced for city customers. The farm used bottles like this to market its milk during the 1930s and 1940s.

Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
The Rise of Dairy Farming
Creator: Hoard's Dairyman Farm
Pub Data: Wisconsin Historical Museum (Museum Object 1977.354.84)
Citation: Hoard's Dairyman Farm milk bottle. Wisconsin Historical Museum. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1604; Visited on: 11/27/2021