The Late Victorian Manure Crisis


UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1754: The manure cart. From Graphic Illustrations of Animals and Their Utility to Man, London, c1850. (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, many cities were facing the same issue: so much horse manure, they couldn't keep up with it. It created unhygienic conditions, and very real problems.

The manure cart. From Graphic Illustrations of Animals and Their Utility to Man, London, c. 1850. (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

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Topics in this Podcast: 19th century, 20th century, industrialization, London, New York, horses