Ice harvesting equipment, Bowdoinham, ca. 1895

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Ice harvesting equipment, Bowdoinham, ca. 1895

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Description

Two men working with ice block equipment at the Consolidated Ice Co. operation in Bowdoinham.

The man on the right is lining each block up to be lifted by the steam-powered conveyor belt into the ice house nearby.

This operation on the Kennebec River was run as a monopoly at the turn of the 19th century by Charles W. Morse of Bath.

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About This Item

  • Title: Ice harvesting equipment, Bowdoinham, ca. 1895
  • Creator: Litchfield Photo
  • Creation Date: circa 1895
  • Subject Date: circa 1895
  • Town: Bowdoinham
  • County: Sagadahoc
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12 cm x 17 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1957
  • Collection: Consolidated Ice Co. photographs
  • Object Type: Image

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