- Posted December 20, 2009 by
Washington DC, District of Columbia
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Wintry weather near you
The famous Knickerbocker Storm of 1922
Washington DC -- late January 1922
This picture was taken by my grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Lloyd Parker, US Marine Corps (stationed at US Navy Headquarters on Constitution Avenue, Washington DC). My grandmother, Mrs. Parker, is in the middle of the photo. She was 5'3" tall; the official snowfall for this snowstorm in Wash. DC was 28", the largest to date in the history of Washington. Though they lived in Georgetown DC, this photo was taken at the well-known "Dunbarton Oaks" (the Bliss Estate, famous for its gardens). My grandmother's note on one of the other pictures taken that day reads "Me in the snow. Notice I have on leggings."