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Butter Mold

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This press piece with a floral pattern is part of a wooden butter mold. Butter molds were a popular tool used in the 18th and 19th centuries to mold butter into different shapes and designs. This part of a butter mold is showcased in Creating Homes: Women’s Domestic Labor of the 19th and 20th century, an exhibit that explores domestic ideology in America and how it impacted different groups of women and girls. Link to exhibit

Donated by Lois H. Nissen

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