Classic Photo: Nor’easter, January 1961

19 Oct

James Riis, Marilyn Matthews Riis, Richard Riis, Ocean Avenue, Massapequa Park, NY, January 20, 1961.

Dad took this photo. I love the vast stillness of the landscape and the brilliance of the clear blue sky that belies the heavy skies and whipping wind and snow of only hours before. The northeastern United States had been hit with a massive nor’easter on the eve of John F. Kennedy’s Presidential inauguration, with more than ten inches of snow dumped on Long Island.

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Posted by on October 19, 2013 in Classic Photos


One response to “Classic Photo: Nor’easter, January 1961

  1. swedie1

    October 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Wow! I remember that storm. I was in third grade, and we got a few days off from school.


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