Lunch Bucket, ca. 1900

Contributed by Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum


This lunch bucket was used by train engineer Herb Bull when he worked for the Canadian Pacific Railroad. H. C. B. is stenciled on the top for Herb C. Bull.

Similar buckets were also used to carry eggs to the local store to be bartered for store credit. The bucket was often filled with oats to cushion the eggs and reduce breakage. Small farms were often subsistence farming operations; many kept forty to fifty chickens to produce meat and eggs for both barter and home use.

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  • Title: Lunch Bucket, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Location: Littleton, Aroostook County, ME
  • Media: Wood
  • Dimensions: 17 cm x 29 cm x 29 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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