Ice Harvesting-- On the Way to the Ice House, Probably Lake St. Clair, Michigan, circa 1905

Summary

From 1895 to 1924, the Detroit Publishing Company was one of the major image publishers in the world. The company's wide-ranging stock of original photographs included this ice harvesting image. Workers guide rafts of freshly-cut ice through a man-made channel toward an ice house. The floating blocks would be broken into more manageable "cakes" and stored until needed.

From 1895 to 1924, the Detroit Publishing Company was one of the major image publishers in the world. The company's wide-ranging stock of original photographs included this ice harvesting image. Workers guide rafts of freshly-cut ice through a man-made channel toward an ice house. The floating blocks would be broken into more manageable "cakes" and stored until needed.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

circa 1905

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.DPC.017131

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process
Toning (Photography)

Color

Brown

Dimensions

Height: 6.875 in

Width: 9 in

Inscriptions

Text at bottom front border: 017131. ICE HARVESTING- ON THE WAY TO THE HOUSE.

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