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January 31, 2015 AT 4:00 am

Take a look at these images of NYC during the 1947 blizzard #celebratephotography

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For those of you who wanted just a little more snow in New York this past week as much as some of us here at Adafruit did, cuddle up and browse through these images of New York during the blizzard of 1947 from LIFE.

…There’s concern, for sure — about our families, our neighbors, our power and heat, our ability to get out and about once the snow stops falling. But for a good number of us, there’s something more: something like pure, primal excitement.

In December 1947, a huge, historic storm dumped record levels of snow on the northeastern United States. In New York City, where the snow fell quietly, and steadily, for hours and hours, several LIFE photographers stepped out of the magazine’s offices, cameras in hand, and recorded the scene. Here, we remember the Great Blizzard of 1947 with some photos that ran in LIFE, and many others that were never published in the magazine.

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