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These vignettes were often part of a longer articles, which might also contain items such as committee and fraternal notices, obituaries, patientsí surgeries, sports scores, and so forth.

"The Price of Ice" from the Hartford Courant, April 30, 1906

"The South Manchester ice dealers have decided upon a uniform price of ice for the coming season and will be in advance of five cents over last season price list. The scale that has been adopted will be twenty cents a hundred pounds for markets, twenty-five cents a hundred pounds for stores and thirty-five cents a hundred pounds for residences."

Webmaster comment: The ice was delivered in large blocks to homes and businesses (in the days before home refrigerators and universal electricity) to keep cold items from spoiling. Today we would call this price-fixing, and a possible anti-trust issue.