Vintage Photographs of Major New York City Snowstorms

We are currently in the middle of a blizzard that is dropping more than a foot of snow on the City. Perhaps you are bundled up under a blanket, peering out the window and seeing the world covered in a thick white blanket.

To help you cope, and to let you know that thinks will turn out ok, our friends over at Stuff Nobody Cares About compiled this great collection of vintage photographs showing major NYC snowstorms from a century ago.

They got through it then, we will get through it now. Stay warm.

1905 Fifth Avenue & 27th Street after a big storm photo Detroit Publishing
1905 Fifth Avenue & 27th Street after a big storm photo Detroit Publishing
Photo: SNCA
1935 snowstorm effects on midtown Manhattan. Life goes on.
1935 snowstorm effects on midtown Manhattan. Life goes on.
Photo: SNCA
1908 horse drawn trolley trudges through New York’s snow covered streets
1908 horse drawn trolley trudges through New York’s snow covered streets
Photo: SNCA
1908 Snow at night on Riverside Drive Viaduct photo NY Edison Co.
1908 Snow at night on Riverside Drive Viaduct photo NY Edison Co.
Photo: SNCA
Circa 1905 Curling in Central Park photo Detroit Publishing
Circa 1905 Curling in Central Park photo Detroit Publishing
Photo: SNCA
circa 1905 children with sleds in Central Park
circa 1905 children with sleds in Central Park
Photo: SNCA
1917 snowstorm has cars covered in snow
1917 snowstorm has cars covered in snow
Photo: SNCA
1899 Cleaning up after New York’s blizzard of 1899 photo Detroit Publishing
1899 Cleaning up after New York’s blizzard of 1899 photo Detroit Publishing
Photo: SNCA
February 4 1936 Pedestrians help one another on slippery snowy sidewalks in New York photo Acme
February 4 1936 Pedestrians help one another on slippery snowy sidewalks in New York photo Acme
Photo: SNCA

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