1860s Butter Churns

by Rena

Butter churning during the Civil War

From the book, “Five Acres Too Much” by R. B. Roosevelt, 1869 …Sold
…written near the end of the Civil War:

“The first necessity…was to have a churn, and to obtain this I stopped in at one of the numerous stores in and near Fulton Street, where agricultural implements are sold. I inquired falteringly if they had churns for sale, not being certain that these came under that designation, and a good deal confused at the mass of curious implements and wonderful pieces of mechanism which were scattered about….”

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