Catalin Parascan

Social entrepreneur. Engagement consultant.

12 Historic Photos of the World’s Greatest Snowstorms

Have a look back at some monumental snowstorms of the past. From London to New York City, here are 12 historic images of man vs. winter.

Wales in 1936: Just trying to make it home.
Wales in 1936: Just trying to make it home.
Fox Photos/Getty Images

1927: Men work to dig out a buried locomotive snow plow in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

1939: A French soldier carries a Spanish refugee’s luggage down a mountain pass. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

1940: During one of the worst blizzards in New England history, the heart of Boston’s shopping district is shut down. (AP Photo/Abe Fox)

1947: Two men dig out a car after a record-breaking snowfall of 26.4 inches in New York City. (AP Photo)

1950: Webster Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh is buried under snow. (AP Photo/Walter Stein)

1963: Policemen and ambulance-men attend football a game during a blizzard in London. (Fox Photos/Getty Images)

1963: A worker at the Whipsnade Zoo feeds sheep and cattle during a blizzard in Bedfordshire, England. (William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

1965: A family braves a storm in London as they pass by St. Paul’s Cathedral. (Evening Standard/Getty Images)

1978: A woman carrying an umbrella makes her way down a deserted highway in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)

1978: A hot dog vendor try to keep warm during a snowstorm in New York City. (AP Photo)

1979: A man drives a small snowplow down a normally crowded Hamburg Street in Germany. (AP Photo/Helmut Lohmann)

Source: The Week 

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This entry was posted on February 9, 2013 by in Creativity.
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