Without the kind of modern winter weather equipment we take for granted nowadays, removing snow from city streets and sidewalks was a huge undertaking. Here’s a look back!
Wagons removing snow after a storm in New York City (1908)
Clearing snow off the boardwalk in Atlantic City (1915)
Men clearing snow off Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J., on Easter Sunday; Steeplechase Pier in background.
Loading snow onto carts in Washington DC (c1909)
Cleaning off the streets in NYC after a blizzard (1899)
Carts bringing excess snow to the river… (1899)
Snow carts at the river after a blizzard, New York
… and dumping the snow into the water (1899)
An old-time open-front snow plow in NYC (c1910)