We love old images of New York City, and we love New York City in the snow

With Winter Storm Jonas approaching this weekend, and Winter Jam cancelled, we're trying to find the silver lining... or, well, the snowy one. 

So instead of wallowing in our misery, or giving into our anxiety by buying every loaf of bread in the neighborhood bodega, we're checking out images of a blizzard hitting NYC in 1902. 

Even with all of the advanced technology available to us today, it's pretty amazing to recognize that modern New Yorkers still deal with the very same struggles (you know, weather) as New Yorkers did more than 100 years ago. 

Though, admittedly, we have a much easier time with it. 

The Edison Catalog describes this plot summary:

"A realistic panoramic view taken at Madison Square, New York City, on February 17, 1902. A portion of the New York Fire Department trying to make their way to a fire through the immense snow drifts. A few pedestrians are bravely plodding through the immense piles of snow, and snow plow is hard at work on the Broadway, underground trolley line, endeavoring to clear the tracks. Madison, Square, Madison Square Garden, Broadway, the Fifth Avenue Hotel, and 23rd Street are all shown in succession."

Check out this video posted by YouTube user TigerRocket (film courtesy of the Library of Congress), below. 


Check out This Beautiful Love Letter to NYC That This 17-Year-Old Filmmaker Made

[via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy Huffington Post]