White House staff removes the snow from the front driveway after a snowfall. There was no date given to the above photograph. On the topic of snow removal, in 1932, during the Great Depression, Washington D.C. saw heavy snowfall and employed jobless men to clear the White House driveways as the (grainy) newspaper photo below shows.
White House Shovelers
- WPA artists working on a national defense poster, 1941 — Share the History Love... A WPA artist prepares a poster on Syphilis for national defense program on March 20, 1941. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was established by executive order of Franklin Delano Roosevelt on May 6, 1935. It replaced the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) as the federal government agency responsible for combating the [...]
- Newspaper boys cool off in a fountain, 1916 — Share the History Love... Newspaper boys cool off in a New York City park fountain in April 1916. Share the History Love... [...]
- Preparing a ski run for the Winter Olympics, 1959 — Share the History Love... Preparing a ski run on January 5, 1959. The ski run would be used for the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California. Share the History Love... [...]
- Students take time for a sun and snow bath, 1936 — Share the History Love... Students of the NYA Federal Residence School take time out for a sun and snow bath and to have their pictures taken in 1936. Federal Residence School, sponsored by Idaho National Youth Administration (NYA), was located at Weiser, Idaho. Share the History Love... [...]
- Andrea and David Lawrence on a break during the 1956 Olympics — Share the History Love... American alpine ski racer Andrea Mead Lawrence and her husband, American alpine ski racer David J. Lawrence, walking together in the streets of Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy on a break during the 1953 Olympic Winter Games. Share the History Love... [...]