The BPL has posted lots of photos of Boston in the snow in the old days, such as this postcard showing tobogganing at Franklin Park sometime in the early years of the 20th century.
Back in 1941, the city still used one-horsepower plows on the Common, as Leslie Jones showed:
In 1939, parents in the South End sent their kids out for sacks of coal:
Then, as now, snow often flummoxed public transit, but back then, you could still catch a trolley in Uphams Corner:
In 1922, the National Guard stabled lots of horses behind the Commonwealth Armory on Comm. Ave.:
And in 1922, guardsmen weren't the only ones to still use horses. Like people, horses sometimes fell on the ice, like on Tremont Street:
1922 was a good year for skating on Jamaica Pond:
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