#ThrowbackThursday: Winter in the 1800s


As we all brace ourselves for what should be a snowy winter, let’s just take a moment to be thankful for snow removal technologies, and that we are not these guys doing it all manually in the late 1800s.

 Snow removal on Sparks St. (after a storm, looking toward Metcalfe St)

Snow removal on Sparks St. (after a storm, looking toward Metcalfe St). William James Topley/Library and Archives Canada/PA-008376

Sparks Street. Samuel J. Jarvis / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / C-002186

Sparks Street. Samuel J. Jarvis / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / C-002186

I had no idea snow plows were so interesting, but check out this article for a more in-depth explanation of their history and use in Ottawa!

 

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