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A sampling of photographs from Cooling the South

Ice blocks300-pound blocks of ice, waiting to be loaded into the ice storage room. 24-hour service stationTwenty-four hour service station, M&M Ice and Cold Storage.
Ice freezer door.Well-used door to the ice storage room, Pascagoula Ice and Freezer. Block ice close upClose up of the "feather," the trail of air created during freezing, in a 300-pound block of ice.
Fly wheelTen-foot tall fly wheels with leather belts, Pascagoula Ice and Freezer. Old natural gas engine1934 Bruce McBeth natural gas engine with broken crank shaft, Morris Ice Company.
Ice blocks300-pound blocks of ice just emptied from cans in the tank room, Pascagoula Ice and Freezer. Cristina Ice ServiceRaymond “Yank” Harris, employee of Cristina Ice Service.
Ice company workersEmployees of Morris Ice Company, circa 1900. Yesterday's PatioYesterday’s Patio, The Ice House, McComb, Miss.
Delivery truck1945 Dodge ice delivery truck, Morris Ice Company. MICO side doorSide door and flowerbed of Morris Ice Company.
Ice pick collectionIce picks, Pete Stack collection. Old photo of ice truckMan carrying 400-pound block. Photo from Pete Stack collection.
Natural gas engine1934 Bruce McBeth 200HP natural gas engine, Morris Ice Company. Ice blocks300-pound blocks of ice in a traditional ice storage room, Pascagoula Ice and Freezer.
Ice blocksLids removed from tank to reveal water turning into ice in cans, Cristina Ice Service. Concrete remainsConcrete foundations from engine room, Farmer's Ice Company.
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