Tonight another one of my top posts and considering I was at a one-room school conference this week, the subject is fitting.
One of my on-going projects is in researching the one-room school lunch. Read more about the project here:
As I’ve been going through materials and looking for examples and photos, one thing that had eluded me was a lunch basket. Although I saw several ads for these, I hadn’t run across any photos or drawings. I saw so many ads that I think there must be different styles, but I finally have found one positively identified school lunch basket. It was carried in town by Alice Salbkat in the 1880s. She left it with a collection of other materials to the Spring Valley (MN) Historical Society and it is currently on display in their recreated one-room school room. Thank you to Spring Valley for letting me photograph this basket and share my find.
UPDATE: There was a request to add measurements to this post in the comments, but…
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