Ice Harvesting in the 19th Century

Let's Talk Rusty Iron: Ice harvesting was a boom business in the northeast U.S. during the mid-1800s.

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View of an ice harvesting operation, showing the storage house, boiler house and three elevators, as well as various operations on the ice.
Appletons’ Cyclopaedia of Applied Mechanics, published in 1885