Photo collection will make everyone grateful for air conditioning

File this under “The Good Old Days Weren’t All That Good.” The Library of Congress recently compiled pictures of people cooling off before the popularization of air conditioning.

Whether it be licking giant blocks of ice or standing in line for the precursor of a snow cone, the pictures from the early 1900s give us a sense of just how hard it was to try to stay cool before the advent of A/C.

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