Vintage Photograph From 1960 Shows Winter Blizzard HItting Times Square

March 3, 1960: Blizzard conditions in Times Square as a system of storms blanketed much of the United States, wreaking customary havoc by grounding planes, halting transit and burying suburbs.
March 3, 1960: Blizzard conditions in Times Square as a system of storms blanketed much of the United States, wreaking customary havoc by grounding planes, halting transit and burying suburbs.

The Lively Morgue is a photo blog from the New York Times in which an original photo from the newspaper's archives is reposted along with tidbits of information gleaned from the historical article it accompanied. Along with a rescan of the original photograph, the backs of each photo are also scanned, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the editorial process of one of the world's best newspapers.

Today's posting features a shot from March 3rd, 1960 showing some tough New Yorkers braving a blizzard in Times Square.

March 3, 1960: Blizzard conditions in Times Square as a system of storms blanketed much of the United States, wreaking customary havoc by grounding planes, halting transit and burying suburbs.

The original article from 1960 has more.

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