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How Did People Survive Before Air Conditioning?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 19, 2017 01:06 AM
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by Nancy Mitchell last modified Jul 18, 2017

A General Electric air conditioner from 1963. (Image credit: Everett Collection /Shutterstock) Probably everyone has had this thought at least once a summer, while sweating through their clothes on a subway platform or in a parking lot, desperate to locate their car: how did people survive before air conditioning? Although we may not be able to imagine summer without it, prior to its invention in 1902, people did still manage to live and go about their business in New York, and even in cities like Savannah and New Orleans. Here's how they did it. READ MORE »






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