Walnut Grove Dairy, Metal Serving Tray, Alton, Illinois
Circa 1915-1920 Metal Round Serving Tray from the Walnut Grove Dairy in Alton IL in Madison County. This dairy has some common and rare milk bottles, but I have only seen this tray twice. It is very rare. A great scene with the ice cream and the child anxiously awaiting his treat. You can see the ice cream scoop also in the view. The Walnut Grove dairy was the largest of several dairies in Alton at the time and was written up several times in old ads around the 1910 era talking about how progressive and ahead of their time the Walnut Grove Dairy was mechanically.