As you might know, my brother George and I collected many, many items. Although we never counted them, some people estimate that when we handed over our collections to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1953, there were upwards of 100,000 individual items!
The curatorial staff at Landis Valley today is responsible for this collection. They also try to find articles of significance that should be a part of the museum collection.
An "accession" process helps us to decide what are the best pieces to add to the collection.
Recently we managed to get a one-pint milk bottle from the Landis Valley Dairy!
This dairy was run out of what is currently called the Isaac Landis farm complex. It was run by H.H. Landis in the 1930s. He was a distant relative of ours.
Here is a photograph of one of H.H. Landis' Landis Valley Dairy trucks taken in Landis Valley.
And here is the recently acquired, one-pint bottle from the Landis Valley Dairy!
And here is a detail of the inscription on the bottle.