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Knickerbocker Storm – 30 Amazing Vintage Photos Show Washington D.C. during the Terrible Blizzard in 1922

The Knickerbocker storm was a blizzard that occurred on January 27–28, 1922 in the upper South and middle Atlantic United States. The storm took its name from the resulting collapse of the Knickerbocker Theatre in Washington, D.C. shortly after 9 p.m. on January 28 which killed 98 people and injured 133. Here below is an amazing collection of vintage photos documenting the scenes of Washington D.
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Jan. 29, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Knickerbocker after collapse." Aftermath of the Knickerbocker Theater disaster, in which the snow-laden roof of Harry Crandall's cinema at Columbia Road and 18th Street caved in, killing 98 moviegoer...


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