Egg Carrier, c. 1920

Contributed by Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum


An egg carrier for transporting 2 dozen eggs from the farm to the store. Each partition in the carrier is padded with a bit of crumpled tissue paper to reduce the risk of breakage. A small farmer may keep forty to fifty hens producing three to four dozen eggs a day in season. The eggs were bartered for credit at the local store.

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About This Item

  • Title: Egg Carrier, c. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Town: Littleton
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Tin
  • Dimensions: 8 cm x 33 cm x 24 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
1678 U.S. Route 1, Littleton, ME 04730
(207) 538-9604 (Debbie)

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