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
General Category History
Category Ice Cream/Soda Fountain
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Wonderland Park Exhibit
Start Year Range
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords cups,paper cup,Dixie cup,
Title Dixie Cups
Description White cone-shaped paper cups, Dixie brand, with blue design.
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Place of Origin
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.
Date MAR 27,2015
Assessor Kayla Sutherland
Notes Some edge wear around rim of cups, some fading and discoloration, particularly around rims.