Let it snow

February 11, 2013 · Collections, Manuscripts ·

CHS Snow StormNow that almost everyone has been plowed out, shoveled, and used the snow blower, it is time to heave a sigh of relief. This was a huge storm, but not compared to the Blizzard of 1888. You think your snowbanks are high? Take a look at some of the images from our collection of what downtown Hartford looked like.

Looking west on Asylum Street from Main Street. “Drifts from the great snow-storm of March 12th, 1888. Hartford. The Connecticut Historical Society collections.

Looking west on Asylum Street from Main Street. “Drifts from the great snow-storm of March 12th, 1888. Hartford. The Connecticut Historical Society collections.

At the corner of Temple Street, Hartford. Oxen with cart in street. Blizzard of 1888. The Connecticut Historical Society collections.

At the corner of Temple Street, Hartford. Oxen with cart in street. Blizzard of 1888. The Connecticut Historical Society collections.

Blizzard of 12 March 1888, Hartford, looking north on Main Street, from near Aetna Insurace Co. Building. Photography by Orgill, Hartford. The Connecticut Historical Society collections.

Blizzard of 12 March 1888, Hartford, looking north on Main Street, from near Aetna Insurace Co. Building. Photography by Orgill, Hartford. The Connecticut Historical Society collections.

There are additional photographs to be seen at Connecticut History Online.

Just think, in another one hundred years you will be seeing “old” photographs of the blizzard of 2013!

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