Snow in Philly: 10 old photos of huskies, street sledding and other winter scenes

1935 snow

With a foot of snow or even more possible for the Philadelphia area, the city is going to likely get its first snow day of the season. For fun, we looked back at snow days of Philadelphia’s past and picked out 10 of the coolest photos. All of the photos are from the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, via Temple University Libraries.

February 1, 1930: Kids sled in the middle of Pine Street between 43rd and 44th.

1930 pine snow

December 22, 1932: Now this is how you travel in a Philadelphia snowstorm (Fairmount Park).

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December 30, 1935: Boy tries to shovel while his dog, Keanen, wants to play.

1935 snow

February 13, 1936: Kids play in a 20-foot long, 30-inch tall snow tunnel on N. 63rd Street.

1936 snow

March 5, 1947. Snow so thick along the Philadelphia county, Montgomery county line that even a plow fails.

1947 snow
 

December 4, 1957: Drexel students lend a hand to a friend.

1957 Drexel

March 21, 1958: Spring is definitely not close.

1958 spring snow

December 14, 1960: Stuck in the middle of 34th and Market.

1960 market

January 15, 1964: St. Joseph Prep students shovel snow off the school’s track.

1964 st joe

February 5, 1975: Walking alone through Rittenhouse Square.

1975 snow Rittenhouse

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