Thursday, July 21, 2011

NYC's Vintage Image Of The Day: Brrrr! Icy Day Along 5th Ave, 1905

Here in the middle of steamy July, it's bemusing to take a look at New York's typically frigid, endless winter weather and appreciate that it's, you know, NOT.

The 1905 postcard above from the New York Public Library digital collection reads, "A chilly day on Fifth Avenue." I'd say that's putting it mildly. Ha ha ha... mildly... in the snow. Get it? Damn, funny. I sure hope these ladies of leisure have their rubbers on.

The secondary picture illustrates New York during what appears to be an even worse snowstorm, from 1892. Good god, those poor damn horses. Photo by Alfred Stieglitz.