Allen's Ice Cream Tray, circa 1925

Summary

The National Prohibition Act of 1919--prohibiting the legal production, sale, and transport of liquor--forced the closing of thousands of bars across the country. Soda fountains experienced their heyday and ice cream became Americans' favorite dessert. This 1920s ice cream parlor tray says it all: ice cream was not just a passing fad--it was here to stay!

The National Prohibition Act of 1919--prohibiting the legal production, sale, and transport of liquor--forced the closing of thousands of bars across the country. Soda fountains experienced their heyday and ice cream became Americans' favorite dessert. This 1920s ice cream parlor tray says it all: ice cream was not just a passing fad--it was here to stay!

Artifact

Tray

Date Made

circa 1925

Creators

Kaufmann & Strauss Co. 

Allen's Ice Cream Company 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

United States, Illinois, Rockford 

Creator Notes

Created by Kaufmann & Strauss Co., New York City based lithographers for Allen's Ice Cream Co., Rockford, Illinois.

Keywords

Trays 

Ice cream 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

83.21.250

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal

Dimensions

Width: 13.25 in

Depth: 1.125 in

Height: 10.625 in

Inscriptions

Allen's Ice Cream It's a Food Not a Fad Ice Cream

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