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Cutting Ice, Rockland Lake, N.Y., ca. 1890

Andrew Fisher Bunner (1841-1897), Cutting Ice, Rockland Lake, N.Y., ca. 1890. Oil on linen. New-York Historical Society Purchase, 1973.11

 

During the nineteenth century, New York’s breweries were major consumers of ice harvested from fresh water sources located north of the city.

 

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Taken on February 15, 2012