September 28, 2016

Knickerbocker Storm: 30 Amazing Vintage Photos Capture Washington D.C. During the Terrible Blizzard in 1922

The Knickerbocker storm was a blizzard that occurred on January 27–28, 1922 in the upper South and middle Atlantic United States. The storm took its name from the resulting collapse of the Knickerbocker Theatre in Washington, D.C. shortly after 9 p.m. on January 28 which killed 98 people and injured 133.

Here below is an amazing collection of vintage photos documenting the scenes of Washington D.C. during this blizzard in 1922, especially the ruins of the Knickerbocker Theatre after the storm.


Browse by Decades

Popular Posts