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August 18, 2022

Cool Off the Heat with These Fascinating Vintage Shots From the Snow

Temperatures are climbing everywhere. Record heat has been reported around the globe, from the U.S. as well as Europe and China. 

Spending time as a sweaty mess can be extremely irritating. To help you cool off the heat and remember the fun and beauty of winter, we offer you this selection of old pictures from different corners of the world. Take a look:

Women and men ice skate on a lake in New York's Central Park, 1893.

Women and men ice skate on a lake in New York's Central Park, 1893.

Members of the Belgian royal family enjoy a skiing break in St Moritz, Switzerland, February 1928.

Young men have a snowball fight in front of the Capitol, Washington DC, January 1939.

Ingrid Bergman screaming with laughter as she lies splashed with snow by a playmate during her ski vacation at June Lake resort, 1941. (Bob Landry)

Army troops enjoy a snowball fight at a base in Northern Ireland, April 1942.

A boy sleds in the snow-covered rue de l'Abreuvoir in Montmartre, Paris, France, January 1945.

A family goes skiing in the Bois de Vincennes near Paris, France, January 1945.

Children playing and sliding in the snow in front of the Eiffel Tower, 1945. (Robert Doisneau)

People enjoy ice skating on a frozen lake in the French Alps, January 1946.

People enjoy skiing during the winter holidays in Chamonix, France, February 1947.

People have a drink while skiing near the cable car line departure station in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France, February 1949.

New York, 1950s. (Saul Leiter)

Children throw snowballs in front of Buckingham Palace, London, January 1955. (Sidney Smart)

Priest ice skating, 1955. (John Dominis)

Two women on street during a snowstorm, Chicago, 1956. (Midred Mead)

Two people watching the pigeons in Central Park, 1957. (Leonard McCombe)

Youngsters frolicking through the snow in Central Park, 1958.

A painter painting during the winter, Dolomites, Monzon, 1959. (Jean-Philippe Charbonnier)

Children playing in the snow in Einsiedeln, Switzerland, 1959. (Lang)

Meongdong, Seoul. (Han Youngsoo)

Ski lifts above a snowy scene near Shiga Kogen ski resort in Yamanouchi, Nagano, Japan, February  1961.

Children slide in the snow on the Montmartre hill in Paris, February 1963.

Nuns of the St. Mary of the Angels convent sled on the slopes of Long View Park in Rock Island, Illinois, February 1965.

Student priests hurl snowballs in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, February 1965. (Jim Pringle)

Young people with skis on their shoulders meet at gare de Lyon in Paris to depart for the winter sports holiday a few days before Christmas, December 1965.

President Jimmy Carter admires a snowman on the lawn of the White House in Washington, January 1978. (Barry Thumma)

A man takes off his skis to rest at the Promenade des Anglais after rare heavy snowfall in Nice, France, January 1985. (Eric Gaillard)


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