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25 Pictures From History That Perfectly Capture The Spirit Of Winter

Baby, it's cold outside!

Posted on January 16, 2019, at 5:16 p.m. ET

This group of skiers in 1947, kicking back in the winter sun on a beautiful day at Idaho's Sun Valley ski resort.

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And here's a trio of nuns in Wichita, Kansas, who are just as excited about the first snowfall of 1962 as the kiddos are!

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There's this Chicago police officer about to receive a cold greeting from the neighborhood rascals in 1959.

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Here's a perfect portrait of a snowball impact caught on film in 1902!

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And this poor girl who was just a little slow to the draw in 1954.

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Here's a candid moment of the Beatles enjoying some winter sports during the filming of Help! in 1965.

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And Tina Turner chilling with Frosty the Snowman, circa 1980.

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Then there's Jackie Robinson's sad snowman who apparently didn't make the team in 1950.

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Can you believe that in 1987, David Bowie had a winter-themed cake for his 40th birthday?

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Aaaaand here's David Bowie tossing that birthday cake into the snow!

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President George H.W. Bush couldn't have asked for a better sledding partner than Arnold Schwarzenegger back in 1991.

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Unfortunately, President Jimmy Carter did NOT have as much fun during the icy winter of 1977.

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Here's Prince Harry enjoying some quality family time with the Prince of Wales at a Swiss ski resort in 1997.

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And his lovely mother, Princess Diana, looking absolutely fabulous while on an Austrian skiing holiday in 1993.

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But not everything is suited for the snow — like this station wagon stuck on an icy road in Aspen, Colorado, in 1958.

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Or this drive through a terrifying snowstorm at night in Philadelphia in 1955.

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But really, a little snow isn't anything a pair of skis couldn't handle in 1962.

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Or maybe these ice-skating stilts from 1935?

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Or perhaps a car made ENTIRELY from ice in 1958!

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Here's a bicycle-sleigh from 1928 that should totally make a comeback in 2019!

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And here are a couple of Londoners who might be sitting out the rest of the winter activities for the remainder of 1935.

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Speaking of icy roads, here's a friendly snowman directing traffic at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.

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And here's a real-life ice palace that formed after firefighters put out a blaze at the Equitable Life Insurance Company in New York City in 1912.

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But really, icicles are no laughing matter — just ask the fellow on the sharp end of this one in 1940!

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And lastly, here's a serene portrait of New York City coated in a fluffy blanket of snow during the winter of 1968.

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