Ice Tongs

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Creator

unknown (unknown cultural designation) creator
Culture: probably American or English

Subject

agricultural equipment; historic landscapes; estates (agricultural); country houses; Hudson River, United States; historic farms

Description

Iron tongs were used to handle the large blocks of ice harvested from the Hudson River in winter. Similar tongs were used to handle logs of wood.

Coverage

Repository: Montgomery Place (American repository, 1802 CE-), Annandale-on-Hudson, Dutchess, New York, United States

Source

Bard College, Montgomery Place Collection

Date

probably ca. 19th century-early 20th century

Contributor

Sponberg-Paraday, Livia (photographer)

Rights

Prior written permission required to use any photograph from the Bard College Montgomery
Place Collection.

Format

iron (metal)
length 23 inches from tip of handle to bottom curve of blade

Type

pincer tongs
Classification: tools; garden tools; agricultural equipment; object (utilitarian)

Identifier

Order Number: 900000
Image Number: 21992285

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Citation

unknown (unknown cultural designation) creator and Culture: probably American or English, “Ice Tongs,” Stevenson Library Digital Collections, accessed September 29, 2022, https://omekalib.bard.edu/items/show/1863.