Photograph of people cutting ice in the river.

In the winter, the blocks of ice were cut from the waterways and stored in buildings insulated with sawdust. In the summer and fall, the ice was delivered to homes to keep foods cold, like our modern coolers. Alfred Vignon, marchand de glace, ca. 1928 Anonymous photograph Beauport, Québec Musée de la civilisation, fonds d’archives du Séminaire de Québec, PH1987-761

Fonds d’archives du Séminaire de Québec
c. 1928
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