Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

14/11/2012

No business like snow business! Early 20th century photos capture New York clean-up crews battling the city’s harsh winters

This generation of New Yorkers has certainly had their fill with snow, storms, and ice, being slammed not only with Superstorm Sandy, a powerful Nor’easter, and several blizzards in recent winters.

But city-dwellers of earlier generations had the same problems – but had less evolved technology in the process of street maintenance and snow removal.

Photographs from New York City’s Municipal Archives dating between 1880 and the early 1900s show how the Department of Sanitation dealt with snow in the era bridging horses and carriages and the motorcar. for more click here

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