August 17, 2013

Snowball Vendor, New Orleans

Photograph by Edwin L. Wisherd, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

Children gather around a French Quarter snowball wagon in this Autochrome image originally published in the April 1930 issue of National Geographic. "These are the only 'snowballs' the children of New Orleans have ever seen," says the picture's caption, "as snow has not fallen there in fifty years."


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13 comments
Hola Tal
Hola Tal

Absolutely fantastic pic.


Sabahet Khan
Sabahet Khan

Great Pic, yes and reminding our childhood days and the love for the snowball. So natural and the innocence every child has is seen clearly What a PIC 

Ankur Ankxy Ghosh
Ankur Ankxy Ghosh

Looking at this picture makes me say this sentence - 

Horns of past blowing loud in present !!!!

Awesome work natGeo !!

Errol Vanzie
Errol Vanzie

When this picture was posted back in 1930, the kids were probable 8-10 years old. Today they would be in thier late 80's or early 90's. It would be good to know if they are still alive and if so an updated picture could be gotten of the survivars or an interview.

Richard Rocky Lobo
Richard Rocky Lobo

I think that was a period of Great Depression in USA.. The picture speaks volume about the past..


pawan kumar
pawan kumar

probably children never feel hard time . see smiling faceof girl .this best picture of vintage section ,displaying economicaly and social life of that time

Papa Foote
Papa Foote

"ME", the Old Mountain Goat was "born in 1931", just one year later! "NOW" we are "Trying Again" still:




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Anti-English feeling entrenched in Scotland!




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Anti-English feeling entrenched in Scotland - Marr


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Shabbir Ahmad
Shabbir Ahmad

Looks like hard times as the children are not wearing any shoes.

Ron Thibodeau
Ron Thibodeau

1930, and the stock market has crashed. Although, I don't think these kids lost their 'stake' in the market. It was trickle down poverty.

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

@Shabbir Ahmad Hard times everywhere in the States in 1930.

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