Who can forget the brutal Boston winter of the 2014-2015 season? With 64.8 inches of snow, February 2015 obliterated the previous snowiest month on record in the city.
But Bostonians know about snow, and know how winter can be both magical and miserable. Here's a selection of 33 stunning photographs taken by Leslie Jones, staff photographer for the Boston Herald-Traveler from 1917 to 1956, documents daily life in Boston from between the 1910s and 1930s, including during its snowiest days.
From kids riding "ice cakes" at Dorchester Bay to wagon-pulling horses slipping in the snow next to Boston Common, Jones has beautifully captured the history of Boston in the early 20th century.
|Circa 1910s. Horse pulling wagon slips in snow.|
|Circa 1910s. Horse-drawn sleigh for hauling goods, market district.|
|Circa 1916. Severe snowstorm reaches Boston, clearing snow at corner of Park and Tremont St.|
|February 14, 1920. Wharf during a Valentine's Day storm.|
|Circa February 1920. Police officer helps woman through blinding snow during a blizzard in Boston.|
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