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60 Rare Historical Photos That You Probably Haven't Seen Before

Uncategorized | January 16, 2019

The aftermath of a freshman vs. sophomores snowball fight for these Princeton students in 1893.

Source: Reddit

Did you ever see the 1998 Michael Keaton movie, Jack Frost? Michael Keaton is transformed into a snowman and there's a scene where the town has a massive snowball fight. While watching, you're thinking, what's the big deal about a snowball fight. Well, look at this photo. Apparently, in 1893, a snowball fight in Princeton was for keeps. It looks more like the result of a rock fight rather than a soft, white, fluffy snowball fight. The Annual Freshman-Sophomore Snowball Fight - was a regular thing back in those days. Stories of this annual snowball fight would even be reported in the New York Times. Yeah, slow news day...

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Harmon Leon is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker, comedian and the author of the book Meet the Deplorables... - and you can find his other work in Vice, The Observer, The Nation, Esquire and Wired.