Photography of an ice cream street vendor in Montreal.

Ice cream

At the turn of the 20th century, Montréal street vendors sold American style hand-churned ice cream. It was only in the 1940s, when an increasing number of homes were equipped with refrigerators, that ice cream was more readily available to everyone.

Photograph by Conrad Poirier, 1937
Montréal, Québec
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, P48,S1,P1323