One-Room School Lunch Baskets

Tonight another one of my top posts and considering I was at a one-room school conference this week, the subject is fitting.

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One of my on-going projects is in researching the one-room school lunch. Read more about the project here:

Lunch Basket 1880s Lunch Basket 1880s

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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Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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