Sunday, January 27, 2013


Vintage ICE is Needed poster, image courtesy of US National Archive

Here's an interesting poster I found online and with the widespread Winter cold across the nation, it seemed appropriate.  It was sponsored of course by the National Association of Ice Industries, so I'm sure they had a vested interest as well.  This one is from WWI, about 1917.

Food was the most important aspect of the war, having enough for everyone and in the days before widespread refrigeration, "ice" was just as important as most anything else because it prevented spoilage of the valuable food resources that were needed.

Hope you are having a good weekend (and staying warm if you are somewhere cold).  I'm feeling better and will start catching up on comments and blogs.


Mary Ann said...

Did not know you were feeling badly, too... I hope this finds you on the mend!

Kev Alviti said...

Over in the UK in the big manor houses they used to have ice houses built underground to store the ice right through until the next year.

1st Man said...

Been trying to beat a cold (not the Flu thankfully) but the cough is just not going away. Well, I take that back, it's much better now and my energy is back so that's good. Thank you for your well wishes!!

1st Man said...

Now that's cool. (no pun intended). I love hearing stories like that.