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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.


New Cars

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


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