The Amazing History of the Ice Business

Book - 2012
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In the early 1800s, people began to harvest ice, store it in ways that limited melting, and transport it to homes and businesses. Eventually, almost everyone had an icebox, and a huge, vital ice business grew. In this riveting book, acclaimed writer Laurence Pringle describes the key inventions and ideas that helped the ice business flourish. He points to the many sources of ice throughout the East and Midwest and spotlights Rockland Lake, "the icebox of New York City," to offer a close-up look at the ice business in action. Pringle worked closely with experts and relied on primary documents, including archival photographs, postcards, prints, and drawings, to capture the times when everyone waited for the ice man and his wagon to deliver those precious blocks of ice.
Publisher: Honesdale, Pa : Calkins Creek, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590788011
Branch Call Number: J 641 .3009 PRI
Characteristics: 74 p. :,ill. (some col.), ports. ;,25 cm


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