Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Snowy Street



My Snow Week plan appears to be working . . . we got a little snow yesterday. Nothing stuck on the ground, but it was nice to look out and see the snow. No snow in forecast now, but we will get some really cold days the rest of this week.

This picture is from 1905, and it shows a snowy street in New York City.

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  1. Straw hats for this sweltering weather?
    I like the woman's coat.

    It seems that winter is taking a vacation from Southern Maryland. When I went to walk the dog this morning it was a balmy 63 degrees. I still have roses in bloom.

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  2. It looks like they took an add used for selling summer hats and modified it for winter hats hence, earflaps attached for free. How do you put ear flaps on a straw hat? Must look pretty funny. I love that horse drawn carrage. Did any carrage companies successfully transition into auto manufacturing companies?

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  3. I love what seems to be a young man looking back at the young woman who just passed him.
    Here in Montreal it has been raining for 2 days. We're wondering if we will have a white Christmas.

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  4. @Dave 107 - you asked it any carriage companies tranition into auto making. Are you old enough to remember Studebaker cars? They actually started out making covered wagons.

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  5. The Mourice Rogaliner clothing store on the right was found in this newspaper article http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1902-10-16/ed-1/seq-13/

    which mentions something about the fact that it adjoins the Gilsey house. Information on that structure can be found here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilsey_House

    The Gilsey house is now a historic landmark.

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  7. Here is the Mourice Rogaliner store today.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.746111,-73.988611&spn=0.01,0.01&t=m&q=40.746111,-73.988611

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