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Object ID 003165

Object Name Dixie Cups

Object Desc White cone-shaped paper cups, Dixie brand, with blue design.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003442a-bw

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Ice Cream/Soda Fountain


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Wonderland Park Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords cups,paper cup,Dixie cup,

Title Dixie Cups

Description White cone-shaped paper cups, Dixie brand, with blue design.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.75

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2.75

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 75



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Dixie

Maker Details Dixie Cup is the brand name for a line of disposable paper cups that were first developed in the United States in 1907 by Lawrence Luellen, a lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts, who was concerned about germs being spread by people sharing glasses or dippers at public supplies of drinking water. Luellen developed an ice-cooled water-vending machine with disposable cups, and with another Bostonian, Hugh Moore, embarked on an advertising campaign to educate the public and to market his machine, principally to railroad companies. The Dixie Cup was first called "Health Kup", but from 1919 it was named after a line of dolls made by Alfred Schindler's Dixie Doll Company in New York.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3442a-bw



Date MAR 27,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Some edge wear around rim of cups, some fading and discoloration, particularly around rims.