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Object ID 001257

Object Name Landgren's Sour Cream Jar

Object Desc A clear empty glass sour cream jar made by Landgren's Dairy Inc.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001076

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Dairy


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 20

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords jars,Landgren's Dairy Inc.,dairy,glassware,

Title Landgren's Sour Cream Jar

Description A clear glass jar made by Landgren's Dairy Inc. This jar has no lid. On two sides of the jar it has a label. It says Landgren's Dairy Inc Kenosha, Wis. The other side says Sour Cream. The words are in red. There is no embossed letters on the bottom of the jar.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 3.25

Circumference 8

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details 3.5" diameter for the opening of the jar. 7.75" in circumference for the neck of the jar.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Landgren's Dairy Inc

Maker Details Landgren’s Dairy, the last of the city of Kenosha’s great dairies, delivered its last bottles of milk on Saturday, Dec. 15, 1972. It was on that day that the business stopped the last 15 of its motor routes. Drivers were told the Thursday before that due to economic conditions their jobs would be eliminated. According to “Kenosha in the 20th Century,” Landgren’s was established by Axel Landgren in 1901. In the beginning, the business had nine milk cans and a horse and wagon. Milk was processed in a basement room in the Landgren home and ladled into customers’ containers. Starting in 1915, Landgren’s operated out of a building at 5419 16th Ave. Additions to the building were added in subsequent years, and the brick ediface still has “Landgren’s Dairy” chiseled in stone at the top of the building. By 1935, Landgren’s operated 10 routes employing 28 people. Like the mailman, iceman and other product deliverymen, the milkman was a common visitor to neighborhoods.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001076



Date JAN 17,2014

Summary Excellent

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes A part from the lid missing there is little edge wear on the glass jar.


Date JUL 24,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 20 from Room 9 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUL 24,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 20 from Room 7, Shelf 20 - automatic entry by admin