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Vintage Photos of Winter In New York

Vintage Photos | November 28, 2016

Newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Louis R. Wood share a steamy kiss on a snowy park bench outside New York City's Municipal Building, 1947.
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Douglas partakes in a favorite winter pastime as he and his son go sledding, 1942.
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A couple wards off the cold by sharing a cigarette under a glowing street lamp in Central Park, 1957.
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Rather than brave public transportation on an icy day in New York City, a family heads down Park Avenue via dog sled during the winter, 1947.
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Thank goodness snow plows have gotten much more effective since 1943. Driving becomes a team effort after a car gets lodged in almost 7 inches of snow on East 38th Street, 1943.
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A doting mother tries to shield her baby from blizzard-like conditions in Central Park during a snowy day, 1964.
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The Great Blizzard of 1888 dumped 40-50 inches on New York City and New Jersey. It left behind this giant snow pile in the middle of the Big Apple.
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The blizzard of 1983, which hit from Feb. 10-12, dumped so much snow on New York City that cars were stranded on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
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A pedestrian jumps over a mound of snow into the streets of New York City during a storm, 1982.
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Following a fight with a five-alarm fire in Brooklyn Heights, firemen struggle to free up equipment completely encrusted in ice, 1980.
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A freak snowstorm in 1936 leaves passengers stuck in Times Square after a frozen switch brings streetcars to a screeching halt.
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It's not winter in the Big Apple without a little ice skating. Bundled up city dwellers line up to hit the 59th Street lake in Central Park during a chilly day in 1936.
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A stunning aerial view shows the majestic Manhattan skyline covered in a layer of snow during the winter of 1941.
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Orchard Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side becomes a scene of chaos after a heavy snow storm left parts of the city a huge mess in 1926.
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Traffic jam! An unexpected blizzard makes for dangerous driving conditions near East 42nd street, where gale-force winds and a foot of snow brings cars and buses to a stop. This photo, shot in 1967, was taken from the Chrysler Building.
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A city street becomes an icy tundra as cars try (unsuccessfully) to plough through the snow along Second Avenue in 1947.
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Tired of shoveling snow, Sergt. Robert G. Evraets uses a flame thrower to clear a path through the frozen Governors Island.
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Chilly pedestrians brave the snow as they hurry home on a cold winter day in 1940.
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The World's Fair isn't exactly bustling after a frozen day left the spectacle completely covered in white powder during the winter of 1939.
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Old man winter leaves the city's roofs covered with snow following flurries in 1940.
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Fifth Avenue is void of its usual crowds of people as shoppers hurry home to get out of a wind-driven snowstorm in 1948.
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A blizzard turns Broad Street into a white blur during a cold winter day in 1940.
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A light snowfall leaves a fire escape covered in snow -- and everything else on the street for that matter.
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A train sits abandoned on the elevated tracks along Third Avenue, brought to an utter standstill by snow, wind and ice.
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The normally bright lights of Times Square are dimmed by a blanket of white snow following a storm in 1935.
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