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During the early years of World War II, women took up most of the milk delivery jobs, as you see in this 1942 photo from the UK. 

 

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After the war, however, milk and butter delivery trucks popped up all over the country.

milkman photos, vintage milkman photos, old photos milkmen, milkmen carts

This was a pretty standard scene that many of us remember.  They'd even sometimes bring pre-made chocolate milk!

 

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And all of these deliveries can be captured in this great photo from the late 1940's that shows the conversation and community that often happened between deliverymen and their customers.