In yesterday's post there was a gift item that really caught my attention. "hanging baskets of wire lined with moss, and filled -with growing vines," And we've had the impression in recent years that this was a new modern item, well, at least I have. As I research more and more historical tidbits of the 19th century I find items like the hanging baskets, in use today and yet giving the appearance of being something new., in our mind's eye.
The same is true when I was researching the ice box and refrigeration. Here is a link to an article written by Barbara Krasner-Khaiton refrigeration and the invention of the refrigerated railroad cars.