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Carl Tracy trucking a team of horses in West Stockholm

Carl Tracy trucking a team of horses in West Stockholm

Carl Tracy trucking a team of horses with his son Warren Tracy. West Stockholm, NY. Circa 1930s. Carl Tracy was a farmer, but ran a trucking business as well to make ends meet. The truck pictured here was Carl’s third truck, an International. Photo donated by Darren Tracy, Carl’s grandson

Cutting ice on a lake in the Adirondacks

Cutting ice on a lake in the Adirondacks

Men use a horse-drawn saw to cut ice on an unidentified lake in the Adirondacks. Note large icehouses in background with conveyors for lifting ice blocks. Circa 1900.

Horse-drawn wagons bearing caskets to the train station

Horse-drawn wagons bearing caskets to the train station

Horse-drawn wagon, possibly bearing caskets to be loaded into trains. Bodies were frequently shipped in pine boxes aboard trains, though they were usually loaded in the middle of the night so passengers would be unaware they were sharing train cars with the deceased. Date unknown. Saranac Lake, NY. Courtesy of the personal archives of Andrew […]