Tuesday, December 3, 2013


This picture is the aftermath of a Snowstorm in New York City. The picture was taken in 1922. In the 1920's most cars did not have side windows, so as you can see in the car in the back, the snow could just come right in the car. It looks like the car in front had some sort of side curtains. In any event, I bet it was hard to get those cars crank started in that weather!


  1. A lovely scene that is worthy of enlarging and hanging on the wall, IMO. I recall my husband's elderly aunt telling stories of riding in one of her family's early cars with no glass windows, only curtains they would snap in place when needed. Hard to fathom in this day and age of automatic windows, wipers, defrosters, etc. A fine photo!
    -Anne K.

  2. My mom was born in 1921, and she said the earlier cars didn't have heaters, never mind windows! The very first cars didn't have headlights, either, so there was no traffic at night.

  3. This picture reminds me of my first attempt to start my 1966 Ford Fairlane in -9degree F in Rapid city S.Dakota. Battery was weak and the oil was like maple syrup. This is when I learned the advantage in carrying ether to spray into the intake as the wife cranked it. Then it got cold...


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