sometimes the ice man brought it, like the milkman brought milk in the mid 20th century.
people would harvest ice from frozen-over lakes and store it over the summer.
in colder climates, many people kept things outside in the winter.
in warmer climates, and before iceboxes, people dug cellars and other strategic structures to keep food cool.
it was also very common to salt, dry, pickle, can, or ferment food to keep it usable for a longer period of time.
one device, popular in Australia, used a damp cloth and the breeze to keep food cool. it was called a coolgardie safe.
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