Originally Posted by omni550
I lived in Toronto in the 1950s. We had bread carts and milk carts drawn by horses, making home deliveries.
I remember seeing the ice man (with a truck!) making deliveries in the neighborhood.
We had exactly the same thing up to about 1960 or so where I lived in Brooklyn, New York. There were also horse-drawn carts with guys selling vegetables and sharpening knives and scissors.
So I think it's fair to say it was the time, not the location.