snow vintage photographs

Enjoying a snowy day

This year has been one of snow and cold. I am not complaining as I live in the northeast and am used to all the snow. I even will admit that I like the snow bt this year seems to be one storm after another. And today is not different. Stay safe and enjoy watching the snow come down.

"Snow Scene on 96th Street," near Madison Avenue (1932) John Albok photographer. From the Collections of the Museum of the City of New York

“Snow Scene on 96th Street,” near Madison Avenue (1932) John Albok photographer. From the Collections of the Museum of the City of New York

If you are interested in images of New York City then head on over to the Museum of the City of New York’s Website. They had a wonderful collection I recently discovered by the photographer John Albok. Such powerful images of events happening around his neighborhood. You cannot help but be touched by his work.

Central Park skiers, by 70th Street (1935) John Albok photographer. From the Collections of the Museum of the City of New York

Central Park skiers, by 70th Street (1935) John Albok photographer. From the Collections of the Museum of the City of New York

 

1925 storm

1925 storm. John Albok photographer. From the Collections of the Museum of the City of New York

First snow

I love old photos and family history. A picture in my mind is worth a thousand words and is priceless when it comes to my ancestral research. While I was scanning in some family pictures, I came across some winter scenes of my mom and grandmother. I just had to share the 1947 pictures of my mother’s first experience with snow.

Brooklyn, 1947

Brooklyn, January 1947

I love the expression of love on my grandmother’s face as she smiles at her first born. Two wonderful women who are my role models in motherhood.

 

So proud of herself!

So proud of herself!

 

Vintage Sledding

Kids sledding make some of the most adorable pictures. Things don’t change over the past century. My kids are just as excited to spend a day cruising down the hills.

Children with sleds in Central Park, New York City February 1914 (Source Library of Congress)

Children on sleds in Central Park, New York City, 1915. (Source Library of Congress)