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A Backbreaking Business

By February 1, 2021 No Comments

Before we had refrigerators, ice harvesters worked hard to supply ice to cool people’s food. This 1930s video of an operation on the St. Lawrence River gives us a glimpse into the effort required.

To find out more about ice harvesting, check out The Backbreaking Business of Ice.

Thanks to David G. Smith for sharing this footage of his grandfather and his grandfather’s brother-in-law.

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