Wooden icebox

Title

Wooden icebox

Subject

Objects : Furniture

Description

Oak ice box.
"My Grandma [Mamie] Berry’s icebox. It’s probably from around 1910, something in that time period, 1920. It was identified by the late John Holston, one of the founders of the Holston Cancer Center in Springfield, Missouri who was also a great friend of my great grandpa Wallace White.

His [Holston] first job was delivering ice in Ash Grove, Missouri and underneath that icebox, underneath the lid on the top where the block of ice goes, has certain indentations that he was able to identify as Mamie’s icebox because she would always make sure that they would beat down the ice that was in there so she could get every bit of her ice from the ice man...he [Holston] said “that’s Mamie’s ice box” and I thought “Well, he’s just an old guy, of course, that’s what it says on there.” And he said “and I can tell you why it’s Mamie’s and the reason why it’s Mamie’s, because I can show you on the lid, because she would always make us hit it down rather than chip off the excess,” which the ice man used to use for themselves."

Creator

Sanitary Refrigerator Company

Source

Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum

Publisher

OAAHM-Online

Date

[1890-1920?]

Rights

Photo and text are available for educational purposes only. Publication requires express written permission.

Identifier

OAAHM0090

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Date Added
June 25, 2013
Collection
Furniture
Citation
Sanitary Refrigerator Company, “Wooden icebox,” Ozarks Afro-American History Museum Online, accessed June 25, 2017, http://oaahm.omeka.net/items/show/63.