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The Whiteout House: 1938

The Whiteout House: 1938

Nov. 25, 1938. For those of us who can't get enough of the white stuff: "Washington was digging itself out of 8 inches of snow today, the first snowstorm of winter. The scene at the White House." Harris & Ewing photo. View full size.

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Or at least, newer cars. Car closest to the camera is a 1938 Ford, while the other is a 38 Chevy. I'm guessing that the 1939 models may have been introduced in the fall of 1938, so these are already one year old.

FDR didn't mind the snow

He was in Warm Springs, GA on Friday, 25 Nov 1938.

The perfect b&w photo


SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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