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13 Photos Of Milkmen Throughout History

Do you remember when the milkman would still come through your neighborhood? We certainly do! What we didn’t know is that this is a job that people have held way back into the early 1800s. The following images share a pictorial history of the job of the milkman and milkwoman from 1870-1950.

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This photo from around 1870 is one of the first-known photos of a milkman. As you see, they operated on foot and went door to door with their goods. Hit Next Page for the next photo…

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This astounding photo from the 1880’s captures a team of dogs that helped their family move their milk cart throughout the village. Many early milk carts were family affairs and they sold other goods as well.

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Around the turn of the century, the milkman trade became a one-man show. A man with either a dairy farm himself or a connection to a few of them would take a branded cart out each day. This photo from around 1900 shows Mr. Alfred Denny of Victoria out with his goods for sale.

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This phenomenon popped up all around the world. This photo from around 1900 from Thomastown shows another one-man cart out on the street.

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