Polk's Best - The Sunlight Milk Plant

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Description (Brief)
Novelty item in the shape of a milk bottle. One side has a color image of the Sunlight Milk plant. The other bears a trademark for Polk's Best. Included are three retractable toothpicks.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
after 1893
maker
American Art Works
place made
United States: Ohio, Coshocton
referenced
United States: Indiana, Indianapolis
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4.5 cm x 2 cm; 1 3/4 in x 13/16 in
overall: 1 3/4 in x 11/16 in x 1/16 in; 4.445 cm x 1.74625 cm x .17145 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.0133
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0133
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

I've done research on the Polk Sanitary Milk Company and can narrow down the date on this item. The milk bottle building was constructed in 1910 (May 1910 building permit). It stood until 1967. Here is a short article on the building: http://historicindianapolis.com/indianapolis-then-and-now-polk-sanitary-milk-company-1100-e-15th-street/

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