The Blizzard of 1888

The Blizzard of 1888, which paralyzed New York City, was one of the most destructive snowstorms in American history. A photograph of a snow-blocked area near Wall Street, credited to The Brown Brothers, illustrates not only the immense snowfall, but also the omnipresence in that age of telephone poles and wires. Michael Feagan discusses the importanc eof the photograph here.

Image courtesy of interviewee. May 29, 2024

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