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Wild Victorian Weather 1886

Portsmouth National Bank / Strawbery Banke ArchiveStrawbery Banke Presents

On January 28, 1886 northern New England was hit by one of the heaviest ice storms on record. Portsmouth photographer L.V. Newell rushed out to capture icy images the following day. His photos sold very well and showed both the sparkling beauty and devastation. Here damaged trees are seen at the Rockingham National Bank, now Piscataqua Savings, the city’s oldest bank.



HISTORIC PHOTOS of the Greater Portsmouth Area appear here weekly

Ice Storm 1886 in market Square (c) Strawbery Banke Archive

Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
(c) Strawbery Banke Museum . All rights reserved

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Bystanders in LV Newell photo ? Strawbery Banke Museum

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