Photo of the Week: Doing the Snow Dance!

Snow Storm, 450 9th Street, Brooklyn, ca. 1905, V1981.15.134; Ralph Irving Lloyd lantern slides, V1981.015; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Snow Storm, 450 9th Street, Brooklyn, ca. 1905, V1981.15.134; Ralph Irving Lloyd lantern slides, V1981.015; Brooklyn Historical Society.

It’s mid-January and New York City has yet to see significant snowfall. I don’t know about you, but I am eager to wake up to a delicate blanket of white throughout what feels like the urban jungle. This week’s photo depicts a man walking through a blizzard upon already well-laid tracks. In addition to carrying a bundle with his left arm, that may also be his winter warrior canine companion along his right. I’ll take a little frost on my glasses if it means I can make use of my winter boots and justify consuming more toasty beverages.

The Ralph Irving Lloyd lantern slide collection consists of roughly 400 black-and-white lanterns slides documenting 19th and 20th century street scenes in Brooklyn, as well historical houses, churches, homesteads, and schools in Brooklyn. Ralph Irving Lloyd was a Brooklyn ophthalmologist and an avid amateur photographer. He resided in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn at 14 8th Avenue (near Flatbush Avenue). To view more photographs from this collection, check out this gallery.

Interested in seeing more photos from BHS’s collection? Visit our online image gallery, which includes a selection of our images. Interested in seeing even more historic Brooklyn images? Visit our Brooklyn Visual Heritage website here. To search BHS’s entire collection of images, archives, maps, and special collections visit BHS’s Othmer Library Wed-Sat, 1:00-5:00 p.m. library@brooklynhistory.org

About Julie May

I am the Director of Library & Archives at Brooklyn Historical Society.
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