Photos From The Great Blizzard of 1888: A Snowstorm That Delivered What It Promised!

Now this was a blizzard that was actually historic. Check out these century-old photos.

Great Blizzard

Not that we're not ungrateful that Winter Storm Juno wasn't as fierce as initially feared, but it did disappoint us. The historic blizzard that forecasters had built up the hype for never came – especially not in New York.

To cure this anticlimax, here are some images from the Great Blizzard of 1888, which was an actual blizzard of historic proportions. As per its Wikipedia entry, the Great Blizzard of '88 resulted in snowfalls up to 60 (!) inches in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

What does that sort of snowfall look like? This:

The Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge


Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. 1888

Great Blizzard of 1888


Park Row

Snowstorm in Park Row



Snowstorm  in Brooklyn


East River in New York

East River in New York

East River in New York


Front page of a newspaper showing the chaos at Printing-House Square, New York City

Photos From The Great Blizzard of 1888