Photographer's Note

I didn't translate the title because maitolaituri (milk platform) was such a typical Finnish feature.

Farmers used to bring milk churns to such platforms, where they were loaded to trucks and taken to dairies. Usually milk platforms were partially covered and had a dairy logo on them. The green one where a shepherd blows horn belongs to Cooperative Dairy of Nurmes.

From 1970's onwards milk platforms started to become redundant as milk transport was moved to specialised tank trucks that retrieve milk directly from farm tanks. I'm glad that this maitolaituri is still well preserved, though it's no more in original use.

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Additional Photos by Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4359 W: 62 N: 7477] (42584)
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