Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Portable pantry - Page
70 votes

Like Kansas Memory?
Help us add more items by donating $$$.
Donate to Kansas Memory

Painted tin portable pantry made by "Globe." Enameled black overall, with decorative patterns and text stenciled in gold. The base is divided into six cubbies. Oval top has two doors, one with a beveled mirror, covering a rack for six tin canisters. The lids of the canisters are stenciled with the names of spices. Bottom door opens to reveal a divided cubby and two tin cups. The top's sides are large bins. The right bin is fitted with a coffee grinder. Portable pantries were used to store dry foodstuffs on chuck wagons during the cattle drive era. Pantries also found a place on the cook wagons of large farms and ranches. The two half-round tins on top could store flour, sugar, or coffee; spices were stored in canisters in the center section; and pans and other cooking implements could be stored in the base.

Date: between 1890 and 1910

Bookbag Share Print

Item Number: 220896
KSHS Identifier: 2008.38.1

Copyright © 2007-2014 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.