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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Object Spotlight: Who wants ice?

Ice Card

Getting ice wasn’t always as convenient as going to the refrigerator. At one time wagons delivered it directly to homes. Once ice boxes were invented it was delivered in trucks.

So in the days of direct delivery, these signs were hung in the windows of businesses and homes to signal how much ice to deliver that day.

This "Ice Card" was donated to the museum by Edna Turner Phillips.

"We are extremely fortunate to have residents who are as enthusastic as we are about preserving Mansfield history and sharing it with our visitors," said Jessica Baber, museum manager. "This Ice Card provides some perspective for our visitors about the day-to-day lives of the community’s pioneers."


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