Smithsonian Snow Days

Snow—not just found in the Archives this season! After a seemingly mild winter, the East Coast is bracing for some serious snowfall. While the Smithsonian shovels out some slushy snow to open at noon today, let’s take a look back at photos of historic Washington D.C. storms from our collection.

The South Yard of the Smithsonian Castle after the Knickerbocker snowstorm on January 29, 1922. The blizzard brought over two feet of snow to Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution Archives, SIA-MAH-14914-000001.

The National Mall and entrance to what is now the National Museum of Natural History after a snow storm, 1911. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Image Number MAH-26870A.

The Smithsonian Institution Building, or the Castle, after a snow storm in 1903. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Image Number 94-12566.

The National Museum of Natural History and the National Mall covered in snow, 1936. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Image Number SIA2011-2362.

The Lion House at the National Zoological Park covered in snow, 1913. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Image Number SIA-NZP-0854.

A zoo keeper feeds a bison in a snow-covered enclosure at the National Zoological Park, March 1987. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Image Number 97-9599.

The Smithsonian’s dinosaur statute Uncle Beazley, on the National Mall after a snow storm, 1977. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Image Number SIA2007-0069.

A giant panda with a snowman at the National Zoological Park, 1979. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Image Number 79-4113.

 

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