30 Vintage Photos of Bakery and Bread Trucks From Between the 1930s and 1950s

From between the 1930s and 1950s, in the days when the borough’s housewives placed orders for milk and baked goods, and union drivers in uniform delivered them. The bakeries sent trucks door to door, offering the same middle-American fare that mid century children across the nation were raised on.

Mrs. Karl’s Bread Truck, 1940s
Butter Nut Bread
Butter Nut Bread
Dugans Bread
Cassou’s Bread Truck, 1950s
Mary Jane Bread Trucks, 1950s
Sunbeam Bread Truck, 1950s
Fischers Milk, 1940s
Bond Bread Truck, 1940s
Bricker’s Bread Truck, 1940s
Bricker’s Bread Truck, late 1920s-early 1930s
Webers Bread Truck
Stocks Bread Truck, 1935
Bricker’s Bread Truck
Bond Bread Truck, Deep Rock Gas Station
Dugan’s Bread Truck, Pelican Island, NJ, ca. mid 1930s
Pepperidge Farm Bread Truck
Pepperidge Farm Bread Truck
Wards Tip Top Bread Truck, John Longwood, 1947
Welsh’s Bread Truck, Virginia City, Nevada, September 1958
J.J. Nissen Bread Truck, Holsum Bread, Portland, Maine, 1950s
Paul’s Pie Truck, Metro Van, Ontario, Canada, 1952
Bond Bread Truck, 1940 Ford, ca. 1940s
Taystee Bread Truck, Chevrolet Step Van, 1959
Schaible’s Bakery Truck, Easton, PA, ca. late 1940s-early 1950s
Studebaker Bread Truck, Royer’s Bread, Denver, PA, 1941
Ford Panel Van, Burry’s Cookies, 1940s
Chevrolet Panel Van, Bakery Truck, Juction City Bakery, Oregon, 1935
Chevrolet Panel Van, Modern Cleaners, Teutopolis, ILL, 1958
Ford Delivery Truck, Castleton Brands Food Products, late 1940s

(Photos © Dave Gelinas)

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