Throwback Thursday: Shoveling Snow

Snow happens…whether we like it or not!

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday is going back to February of 1940. This 3-5/8″ x 4-3/4″ black and white acetate negative shows a young boy shoveling snow in Omaha, Nebraska. This image was taken for the Optimist Club.

This image was taken by William Wentworth and is owned by the Durham Museum. William Wentworth worked as both a freelance and commercial photographer, providing a unique view of architecture, businesses, and community life. The William Wentworth Collection consists of images that document life in Omaha, Nebraska from 1934 through 1950.

Check out all of the 4,663 negatives in this collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see for more information.

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