Snow Fun: Sledding, Snowball Fights and More

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:

[Snow, children sledding, Washington, D.C.] Photo by Harris & Ewing, between 1915 and 1923. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.29871

[Snow, children sledding, Washington, D.C.] Photo by Harris & Ewing, between 1915 and 1923. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.29871

In Central Park, New York. Photo by Byron, ca. 1900. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/det.4a09020

In Central Park, New York. Photo by Byron, ca. 1900. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/det.4a09020

[Children on a pony-drawn sled] Photo copyrighted 1909. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c13461

[Children on a pony-drawn sled] Photo copyrighted 1909. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c13461

[Senate page boys stage their first snow battle on the Capitol plaza] Photo by National Photo Company, between 1909 and 1932. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.09408

[Senate page boys stage their first snow battle on the Capitol plaza] Photo by National Photo Company, between 1909 and 1932. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.09408

Fun in the snow, Sequoia National Park, California. Photo by Russell Lee, 1942 March. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8a30924

Fun in the snow, Sequoia National Park, California. Photo by Russell Lee, 1942 March. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8a30924

[Lorin Wright pulling his daughter Leontine, age three, on a sled] Photo by Orville Wright or Wilbur Wright, 1901 Jan. 27. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppprs.00498

[Lorin Wright pulling his daughter Leontine, age three, on a sled] Photo by Orville Wright or Wilbur Wright, 1901 Jan. 27. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppprs.00498

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