Ice was one of northern New England's most important industries at the end of the 19th century.
Although modern refrigeration technology ended the large scale export of river and lake ice, cutting and storing ice was still widely practiced in the 1940s. This compilation shows newsreel and amateur footage harvesting on rivers and lakes for commercial and private use. The narration by Philip C. Whitney, president of the New England Tool Collectors Association, enhances our understanding of the process and brings these moving images to life.
33 minutes, b&w, silent with narration, DVD.