It's been freezing here lately, so I thought it would be appropriate to do a post relating to ice! This card shows ice harvesting on the Kennebec River, in Maine.
It's always great to add a little background information to my posts, but in this case no one has done it better than Steve Round, a 1st grade teacher in Providence, Rhode Island. Visit his class website for lots more information. For an excellent treatise on ice harvesting from the 1918 Book Of Knowledge, follow this link as well. It's a great article, with lots of character and writing style from the same era as the postcard pictured above.