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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.
December 22, 1932: Now this is how you travel in a Philadelphia snowstorm (Fairmount Park).
December 30, 1935: Boy tries to shovel while his dog, Keanen, wants to play.
February 13, 1936: Kids play in a 20-foot long, 30-inch tall snow tunnel on N. 63rd Street.
March 5, 1947. Snow so thick along the Philadelphia county, Montgomery county line that even a plow fails.
December 4, 1957: Drexel students lend a hand to a friend.
March 21, 1958: Spring is definitely not close.
December 14, 1960: Stuck in the middle of 34th and Market.
January 15, 1964: St. Joseph Prep students shovel snow off the school’s track.
February 5, 1975: Walking alone through Rittenhouse Square.