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This Is What New York City Of The Past Looked Like Blanketed In Snow

Yes, there's a blizzard settling over 7 states and 29 million people. It's expected to drop up to three feet of snow over parts of the Northeast, and residents are prepping for the worst.

New York City has found itself facing mountains of snow before, and HuffPost's photo editors complied these historical images of the city blanketed by blizzards from as far back as 1888.

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  • A New York street is shown during the blizzard of 1888.  The blizzard that occured March 12-14 paralyzed the city with 40" of
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    A New York street is shown during the blizzard of 1888. The blizzard that occured March 12-14 paralyzed the city with 40" of snow and winds that reached up to 60 miles per hour, creating drifts as high as 50 feet. Telegraph and telephone poles and wires were downed and lay in the streets.
  • Times Square is covered in a white blanket during a snowstorm in 1935.
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    Times Square is covered in a white blanket during a snowstorm in 1935.
  • After a surprising snowstorm a driver is clearing the way near the Empire State Building in 1930.
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    After a surprising snowstorm a driver is clearing the way near the Empire State Building in 1930.
  • Traffic comes to a standstill after a huge snowfall from a blizzard disabled vehicles around the city.
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    Traffic comes to a standstill after a huge snowfall from a blizzard disabled vehicles around the city.
  • A snow sweeper trolly working during heavy snowfall on New York Streets around 1910.
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    A snow sweeper trolly working during heavy snowfall on New York Streets around 1910.
  • Long Island Rail Road workers begin to clear tracks in Rockaway Park, where trains have not moved for a day after a snow stor
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    Long Island Rail Road workers begin to clear tracks in Rockaway Park, where trains have not moved for a day after a snow storm on Dec. 27, 1947.
  • 1947 Snowstorm in the Bronx.
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    1947 Snowstorm in the Bronx.
  • Crew members of the Navy's newest light cruiser, Juneau, is commissioned during a driving snow storm at the Brooklyn Navy Yar
    Crew members of the Navy's newest light cruiser, Juneau, is commissioned during a driving snow storm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Feb. 15, 1946.
  • Cop helps fallen man to rise during snowstorm on West Broadway, on Feb. 14, 1940.
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    Cop helps fallen man to rise during snowstorm on West Broadway, on Feb. 14, 1940.
  • The Flatiron Building after a snowstorm in 1905.
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    The Flatiron Building after a snowstorm in 1905.
  • Snowbound automobiles in New York City, 1917.
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    Snowbound automobiles in New York City, 1917.
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