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United Press International Winter Lashes City

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09677.60 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 16 January 1961 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 17.8 x 23.1 cm. Order a Copy

One wirephoto released by United Press International dated January 16, 1961. Shows a sidewalk covered in snow. On the left of the photo is a blur of lights possibly from passing cars. The attached press release reports that New York City was hit by a severe winter storm with freezing rain, sleet and hail. The wind reached 40 MPH and three people were killed due to icy highways. The back of the photo is stamped with United Press International information.

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