Lot of 3 photo postcards – ice harvesting Hamilton Bay Canada

Rare photos showing where businesses’ and consumers’ ice came from in the late 1800s, early 1900s.

#1:  Men loading blocks of ice on cart using hooks. Horse in background. Written on negative: ‘Ice Harvest Hamilton Bay Hardwick Photo 13’. 

(A. H. Hardwick, Picture Framer and Photographer 157 James St. S., Hamilton Canada)

#2: Two men cutting ice blocks using large saws. Written on negative: ‘Ice Harvest Hamilton Bay Sawing’. 

#3: Group of men out into bay, loading horse-drawn wagon, doing something with long poles in water. Written on negative: ‘Ice Harvest Hamilton Bay Floating’. 

All are unused.

Some smudging on back of #2.

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)