Snow at the residence of Deacon Z.K. Graves in New Hampshire, USA on the 13th of March, during the Great Blizzard of 1888. The blizzard was one of the most severe weather events in the history of America.
The Schoolhouse Blizzard, also known as the Children’s Blizzard, was a deadly storm that occurred in the United States on the 12th of January, 1888.
Following relatively warm temperatures, a blizzard struck the US plains, trapping many people who were caught unawares. 235 deaths were recorded, including children who had become trapped in schoolhouses.
Stories of heroic teachers leading their students through the snow to safety became widely told. Some groups were successful, while others froze to death.
Duntroon house, owned by the Campbell family, stands in what is now Canberra, Australia’s capital city. The first picture is of the house in 1870 and the second picture is of the homestead as it was in 1888.