The Adams Gallery at Suffolk University presents From Dairy to Doorstep: Milk Delivery in New England, 1860-1960, an exhibit that chronicles the origins of home milk delivery and the heyday of the milkman.
From Dairy to Doorstep tells of the rise and eventual decline of the milkman through historic photographs, advertisements and artifacts, such as old-time glass milk bottles, gadgets for separating cream and toys.
The exhibit includes videotaped oral history selections that reveal how the milkman touched the lives of his customers.
From Dairy to Doorstep explains and gives meaning to items associated with milk production, milk delivery, and milk consumption. Visitors will recognize signs, advertising, uniforms, dairy goods and milk bottles.
From Dairy to Doorstep: Milk Delivery in New England 1860 - 1960
Organized by Historic New England, Boston, Massachusetts
Through Jan. 20, 2008
Adams Gallery, Sargent Hall, Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston
Open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
About Historic New England
Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country. It offers a unique opportunity to experience the lives and stories of New Englanders through their homes and possessions.