Friday, November 21, 2014

Winter Storm

We are wrapping up Winter Blast Week with this picture of a winter storm in New York. The picture was taken in 1910. The vehicle looks like some sort of trolley. It certainly looks like a cold day. Hopefully we will get some warmer weather next week.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Today's picture shows a snowy day on Broadway. The picture was taken in 1905. It looks like the cleared the streets by just piling snow off to the side. I bet it was a big job before the days of snow plows.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Passenger Train

Winter Blast Week continues here at OPOD with this picture of a passenger train in the snow. Looks like the train has stopped for a moment. This is a really chilly looking scene, and I wonder if the passenger cars had any type of heating in them, or if everyone just had to bundle up.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Train Station in Snow

Today's picture shows a train station covered in snow. The picture was takeni n 1916. These look like the really old school steam locomotives. I am thinking this is probably in Alaska, as the dogs look like sled dogs.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Fifth Avenue

Today's Winter Blast picture is from 1900 and shows New York's Fifth Avenue after a snow storm. I would imagine it was a big job to clear the streets before there were snow plows.

Actually, I find hot summers more uncomfortable than cold winters. To me, I can always find a way to stay warm, but when you have a month of 105 degree weather, you just can't get cool. So what about you . . .which is worse cold winters or hot summers?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Winter Crossing

Winter Blast Week continues with this picture from 1905. It shows a boat crossing the Detroit River in the middle of winter. That looks like it would be a cold ride.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Winter Blast

Welcome to Winter Blast Week here at OPOD. I don't know how many of you are getting hit by this cold blast coming down from Alaska, but I will tell you things are very cold here in West Texas. So, this week we will look at people working in the cold. This picture shows a cowboy working in a snowstorm. The picture was taken in Wyoming in 1923.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cooking Fireplace

I really like this old picture from 1900 showing a woman cooking over an open fire in a fireplace. You can see the old oil lamps on the mantle, along with a wind up clock. The spinning wheel has a prominent place in the room. She looks to be at least in her 60's which means she would have lived through the Civil War, and lots of other interesting historical times.