05 March 2008

What Winter Was in Brooklyn


I came across this illustration in the Brooklyn Eagle archives of Borough Hall during the Great Blizzard on 1899. This was the enormous, country-wide snowstorm that plunged the nation into unprecented cold and snow for several days. I find the drawing quite touching in its simplicity.

3 comments:

jose said...

that's what the city is so desperately missing. I'm so serious.

Nesta said...

Simplicity? Or snow?

Laura said...

I love the old Brooklyn Daily Eagle, this is a lovely picture. It reminded me - it being a winter picture - of the wonderful "Winter Scene in Brooklyn" (1820) by Francis Guy.