Sunday, June 14, 2009

Twin Cities Milk Producers Association

I bid on – and won – a disk of images from the Twin Cities Milk Producers Association, at the Howard Bowers Fund Silent Auction at CCMA, the 53rd annual meeting of the Consumer Cooperatives Management Association. Stuart Reid, of Food Co-op 500, found the photos and offered them to this event.

The disk contains images from the early 20th century of cooperative creameries in Minnesota, showing various facets of milk production. They're beautiful and evocative, and indulge my fascination with creameries. Look at the lovely diagram of confined cows, with those grain-tailed arrows indicating the escape of methane gas? Andy Warhol would have loved these pictures.

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