By now, most in America have seen and heard about Dome Buster 2010 – the biggest storm to hit Minneapolis/St. Paul since 1991, causing much chaos and ending with the dramatic (hilarious) collapse of the Metrodome roof. While scanning through my hoard of vintage postcards and photos I happened up this lovely antique postcard depicting Minneapolis’s Minnehaha Falls in winter, looking much the same as I’m certain it does now:
Oh, Longfellow you say? Well, it just so happens:
I love that in 1908 this gentleman was just going to cruise on over and spend a few days in Paris:
After a google search for Clara Scidmore, I discovered she died on January 1, 1968 at the age of 87 in Troy, NY. Considering that this is addressed to “Miss” and she died with the same last name, I will surmise that perhaps she was a fellow spinster. How this postcard of Clara’s landed in a Wisconsin antique store will forever remain a mystery.
More New York:
If Santa was a house, this is what he would look like: