Then and Now: Washington Snowball Battles

Senate pages in snow ball battle at Capitol, 1/2/25Dupont Snowball battle

(Click on images for larger versions — left image from Library of Congress; right photo by flickr user zugaldia)

Washington has had its share of snowball battles this season, but they are nothing new. The historic image above documents a snowball battle by Senate pages on the grounds of the Capitol that occurred on January 2, 1925. The image above to the right shows the snowball fight that occurred on Saturday, February 6, 2009, at Dupont Circle amid the historic storm that Washington is still digging out of. Over 2,000 people participated in the Dupont Circle battle.

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