Back in my day…

And you thought this week was cold. Check out Shotwell and 20th around this time in 1887:

[via SF_Historian, who you need to follow now]

15 Responses to “Back in my day…”

  1. Ariel Dovas says:

    I saw some frosted tips out there this morning.

  2. void says:

    Damn, Shotwell was fancy!

    • bellpeppernostrils says:

      yeah before the irish came in and fucked it up.

      i mean, before the mexicans came in and fucked it up

      i mean before the hipsters came in and fucked it up

      i mean before the yuppies came in and fucked it up

      i mean before the black people came in and FUNKED it up

  3. Katie C says:

    aw! that’s my corner.

  4. …and they say global warming isn’t real…

  5. Haggie says:

    Looks like the Mission has been on about 100+ year downhill slide…

  6. sweetiepie says:

    That was the result of a period of volcanic winter caused by the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa. There were record blizzards worldwide.

    • Ryan says:

      So I was reading this thinking “uh, I think you got the years wrong, dude” and then fell into a Wikipedia rabbit hole learning about the 1883 Krakatoa eruption. Holy shit balls, that affected world climate for 5+ years after the event! That’s insane!

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  7. En-Chu Lao says:

    Dang, it musta been cold, even the hookers were hiding under umbrellas and long coats.

  8. sohbet says:

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