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Horse-Drawn Wagons Removing Snow in New York City, January 1908

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This image shows a line of several horse-drawn wagons hauling snow down a  New York City street.
Courtesy of Library of Congress, "Wagons removing snow," New York, 1908


This photograph shows a line of horse-drawn wagons hauling snow in New York City. The 1908 image was taken before the widespread use of motorized trucks. 

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  • What is being transported in the photo? Why do you think it’s being transported?
  • What can you learn about transportation in the past from this photo?

Citation Information

"Wagons removing snow," New York, January 1908. Courtesy of Library of Congress