Wordless Wednesday: Thirty Degrees Below Zero

Wordless Wednesday: Thirty Degrees Below Zero

by Kerry Scott on 7 July 2010

The back reads:

Minnehaha Falls[,] Minneapolis

Taken by Bert E. Buzzell, in 1897

Now at 2157 Echo Park Ave LA [Los Angeles]

Photographer

30 Below Zero

I froze my nose this day.

I’m not certain who the people in the photo are, although I believe the woman is probably Ida Johnston Rolfe Smith, my grandmother’s aunt.

In the middle of a heat wave, standing under the frozen falls sounds pretty good to me.

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Susan Tiner July 7, 2010 at 10:26 am

We could use some of that ice over here in California too.

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Amy Boland July 7, 2010 at 11:41 am

Hey! I’ve stood right where those people are standing! And it still looks pretty much like that. Except not today.

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Charles July 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm

What a “cool” picture. Just what we need in the middle of this heat wave on the East Coast of the US!

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Mary July 7, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I LOVE this photo. What makes it even better is that one of your relatives is in it.

Amazing.

Thanks for sharing.

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Tonia Kendrick July 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Wow, that picture is amazing! I can’t even fathom 30 degrees below zero. (I’m resisting the urge to say “very cool”.)

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Amy Coffin July 7, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Wow! I can’t believe my ancestors lived up there. I am such a temperature sissy.

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Nancy July 8, 2010 at 4:24 pm

What a stunningly beautiful photograph! While -30 is too cold any time of the year, a little coolness right now would be very nice. (And thinking about it, I’m surprised they’re out there in that weather!) The other day I felt lonesome for winter — this photo helps. Thanks for sharing it.

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