Souvenir milk can

Object Number: 
2002.62.2ab
Date: 
ca. 1920
Medium: 
Silver plate
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 2 in. ( 8.9 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on underside of base: "QUADRUPLE PLATE" engraved: on top of milk can: "SOUVENIR / 50TH / PERFORMANCE / THE DAIRY FARM / 14TH ST. THEATRE / N Y "
Description: 
Souvenir in the form of a miniature milk can; cylindrical form with rounded shoulders, cylindrical neck, and detachable rounded top; pair of bail handles. Top engraved "SOUVENIR / 50TH / PERFORMANCE / THE DAIRY FARM / 14TH ST. THEATRE / N Y "
Gallery Label: 
This souvenir milk can was acquired by Mrs. Joseph Buckman (Corinne Barbour, 1860-1936) at the 50th performance of the play, "The Dairy Farm." It played at the Fourteenth Street Theatre, a venue for many popular dramas from the 1880s until its closing in 1938. Mrs. Buckman and her husband ran a large dairy farm in the Catskills.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joseph Burr Buckman Catskill Farm Tools
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group