Snowy Winter in Washington

There’s no snow in the forecast for a white Christmas, so to take its place, check out some of these photos of major snow in DC from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

First, a car buried in snow in 1922:

Car buried in snow
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Next, a group of people trudging through the snow, with the Old Post Office Pavilion partially blurred from view:

People walking through the snow
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Here’s a picture of a mail carrier taking the US Postal Service creed quite literally, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”:

US Postal Worker does his job
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Finally, in 1888, after a blizzard, someone built a snow hut for cover!

Snow hut in DC
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About Sam E.

Sam is a new contributor to Ghosts of DC and Ghosts of Baltimore. He has been a long time fan of the website. As someone who can lose hours looking at old pictures and reading about DC history, the blog is a perfect outlet for him to explore the history of the District.

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