John Vachon’s Duluth Milk Company Photos

Child drinking milk

MPR News did a series of stories on John Vachon earlier this year, which was noted at the time on PDD along with a Duluth Milk Company photo. Today we present the rest of the Duluth Milk Company photos and a link to the lot of 61 Duluth images Vachon shot in August of 1941, from the collection of 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information.

Bottled Milk - Duluth Milk Company

Milk being pastuerized

Weighing milk in the receiving room

Bottling Milk 1941

Bottling milk - Duluth Milk Co

Child buying bottle of milk in Duluth


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about 9 years ago

Any relationship to Mad Dog? Minnesota ties through the AWA?


about 8 years ago

Just came across this array of photos. Brought back many memories. My father, James P. Keough, co-owned the DMC. I've spent many afternoons there bothering the staff as a little kid but was never allowed back in the processing/bottling area. I'd go next door (to 806) to what I seem to remember was a dry-cleaner and buy pop from their vending machine.  Dad's Root Beer.

My name is Kevin & I attended Holy Rosary, "graduating" 8th grade in 1960. The family relocated to Tucson, AZ, in 1963.

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