"Is it not cruel to let our city die by degrees, stripped of all her proud monuments, until there will be nothing left of all her history and beauty to inspire our children? If they are not inspired by the past of our city, where will they find the strength to fight for her future?" Jacqueline Kennedy

Monday, March 02, 2009

On The Brooklyn Bridge At The Height Of The Blizzard Of 1888


On the Brooklyn Bridge during blizzard of 1888.
( Yes, trains used to cross the bridge)


photo detail

Snow, snow and more snow in the forecast.

Much like in 1888.
I thought this stunning photo taken in Brooklyn during a major snowstorm in that year is very fitting, don't you think, dear Reader?
This is what the caption attached to the photo reads:

A view made on the Brooklyn Bridge during the height of the famous blizzard of 1888 showing New Yorkers hiking across the bridge after being forced to leave their trains when they became stalled as a result of the heavy fall. This was an experience encountered by suburban residents of New York only yesterday, when Suburban Rail service was practically forced to a stand-still and the passengers forced to either walk or remain stranded.

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1 comment:

VoyagerG said...

Great Images! I saw that one in a book I just finished called 'Blizzard! by Jim Murphy. It's a good book loaded with pictures about this blizzard. It pretty much said the same, that at one point they were forced to strand people and close both the entrance and exit, but apparently everyone made it out okay. There were no reported casualties.