Eating dirty ice July 20 2009
"Walker Hill Dairy," Washington, D.C., c. 1921.Shorpy comment of the day: "As recently as the mid-50s, Baltimore had non-refrigerated milk trucks delivering dairy products to back porches. They used ice, the smaller chunks of which we kids consumed, dirt and all. The drivers let us ride on the back bumpers as they made their rounds through the alleys. Imagine something like that today. First refrigeated trucks that rolled through our 'hood was circa 1958. By then we were getting dairy products at the 'High's' dairy stores that had sprung up all over town. Much cheaper."