Snowy 1900's New York City


How do you know that Christmas is coming, or maybe even just lurking around the corner? For many countries, one of the sure-fire signs that the holiday season is here to spread its cheer is the onset of winter. Let's take a look at New York in the early 1900's, blanketed in snow.

Winter technically refers to the three coldest months of the year—December, January, and February in the Northern Hemisphere, and June, July, and August in the Southern Hemisphere. As it coincides with the Yuletide Season, much of the world has associated the chilly climate with Christmas, hence the Christmastime pop standard “Winter Wonderland.”

Through the decades, many painters, artists, and photographers have immortalized countless winter scenes and landscapes on canvas, paper, and film, not only of the countryside, but also of bustling cities. It appears that New York City has always been a favorite, as evidenced by many beautiful snapshots taken in “The Big Apple” from the early 1900’s. Let’s take a look at some of them below:

Information for this article were taken from Winter on Wikipedia and Christmas on Wikipedia. Photos were taken from How to be a Retronaut and Vintage Everyday.

Have you taken any photos of winter-y, Christmas-y scenes around your town? Why not share them with us through a comment below (or maybe even an article submission)!

written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-12-15 in #lifestyle #snow #black-and-white #new-york-city #lomography #snowy #analogue-lifestyle #white #christmas #monochrome


  1. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    wonderful photos!

  2. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    Nice pics

  3. melissajtest
    melissajtest ·

    Beautiful tones.

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