When the Ice Business Was King at Jamaica Pond

Cutting ice on Jamaica Pond

Cutting ice on Jamaica Pond. Credit: Boston Public Library via the JP Historical Society

For our Photo of the Day on Thursdays, we highlight an image of old JP, often from the online archives of the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.

This photo is a reminder of when ice used to be big business in Boston and Jamaica Pond was a primary place to harvest it. The Historical Society is sponsoring a talk on this vanished industry in January.

If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) “Jamaica Plain,” here are three ways to nominate it as our “Photo of the Day”: