Lost Splendor

Past and present by an archives student and new Bostonian. @freifraufitz

Snowflake Study by Wilson A. Bentley, c. 1890 (by Smithsonian Institution)
Night Lights: Central Park from Fifth Avenue, New York City, December 2013.
Central Park from outside the Plaza:  New York, December, 2013.
Frost Junction: New York City, December 1947 (LIFE)
Paris in Snow by Dmitri Kessel, 1948 (via)
Light in the Snow: South African Soldiers, WWI via The National Library of Scotland
The Louvre in Snow by Dmitri Kessel, 1948 (via)
Snow on the Seine by Dmitri Kessel, 1948 (via)
Snow Across the Seine by Dmitri Kessel, 1948 (via)
"German soldiers celebrating Christmas in the trenches, 1915" (via)

New York World’s Fair Employee Snowball Fight, 1939 via The New York Public Library

Silent Night: Woodstock Vermont, 1940 (via)
Today’s first snow in Amherst met each and every expectation.

Queen of Shamakhan Coat by armstreet

On the tent… The prize of maidens,
Queen of Shamakhan, in radiance 
Lambent like the morning star,
Quietly salutes the Tsar.
A.S. Pushkin “The tale of the golden cockerel”

From Central Park: New York City, February 1933 (via)