New York State Archives, NYSA_14655-88_B19_milktruck
A milk truck delivers bottled milk to a suburban community, c. 1940.
What is in the bottles the man is carrying?
What form of transportation is shown in this picture?
Why do you think that milk was delivered to people’s homes years ago?
What other dairy products might have been delivered besides milk?
Find out why home delivery of dairy products is no longer available in most parts of New York.
Math: If two pints equal one quart, and the milkman delivers milk by the quart, how many quarts of milk do you think a family would use in one day?
Science: Why isn’t milk sold in glass bottles anymore? What does homogenization do for milk?
English Language Arts: Pretend that you are a milkman. Write a journal entry about a day at work.
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