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10 fascinating vintage photos of New York in the snow

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

We already showed you some of the most interesting vintage maps of New York from the New York Public Library's Digital Collection. Now, take a look at some of the coolest shots of the city under blankets of snow over the years. Hopefully, this weekend's storm won't force us to bring back horse-drawn snow plows or clean the sidewalk with ice picks.

1. Third Avenue in 1888


2. 14th Street in 1888

3. Snow carts in 1896

4. A man removing snow in 1896

5. Cleaning the streets after a snowstorm in 1905 

6. Piles of snow on Broadway in 1905

7. The flatiron building after the 1905 snowstorm 

8. Sledders in Central Park in 1915 

9. The World's Fair covered in snow in 1940

10. Women throwing snowballs in 1940  

10. Returning to New York in 1946

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