The final flakes of the massive snowstorm which buried parts of the Washington, D.C. metro area in upwards of two feet of snow fell this past Saturday night. From shoveling to plowing to collecting snow in trucks to move it elsewhere, we are all now digging out. Aside from the work that comes with a big snowstorm, there is also big fun to be had. Sledding, snowball fights and just playing out in the snow are timeless, as these photos from winters past attest:Learn More:
- Enjoy many more photos of sleds in the Prints and Photographs Division’s collections, including working sleds like dog sleds, horse-drawn sleds carrying lumber and large sleds used for transportation in the winter. Not all sledding is just for kicks!
- Explore photos of snow in Washington, D.C. in the first part of the 20th century from the Harris & Ewing Collection.
- View various images related to playing in the snow.
- See images related to the less fun post-storm task of shoveling the snow!