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Pictures of Major Snow in DC from the 1800s and Early 1900s

US Postal Worker does his job
It may not snow this Christmas, but take a look at these pictures of major snow in DC from the 1800s and Early 1900s. See a car buried in snow, people trudging through and a mail carrier doing his job!
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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:

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

People walking through the snow
Library of Congress

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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