Since it is still ice cold in the Northeast, we thought it fitting to share these two videos further documenting the process of harvesting ice from from lakes and ponds. Shot around 1920, these videos compliment the photos from the Library of Congress that we posted previously. The video shows some details of the operation that weren’t initially apparent through the photos. Our favorite of which are the special cleats that the horses are wearing to make sure they have traction on the ice. Interesting to think of a life when something like this was necessary.
Videos found via Archive.org. Thanks to Jan for the tip.