Amazing Photo of the Blizzard of 1922

This is a photo of the massive storm that hit Washington, dumping so much snow on the city that the roof of the Knickerbocker Theater collapsed, killing 98 people.

January 28th, 1922 - snowstorm
January 28th, 1922 – snowstorm

Source: Library of Congress

 

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