On the Fringes of the Prairie, 1800-1850
Objects Bread trough, 1800-1850
Bread trough, 1800-1850

In pioneer kitchens bread was kneaded in troughs. Some troughs had legs; others, like this one, were used on a tabletop. After being discarded from kitchen use, this trough was used by a child as a doll cradle.

Gift of Eva (Kip) Tatman Estate, Monticello, IL (750333)

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