Posted: Mar 13, 2017 06:34 PM MDT
Updated: Mar 13, 2017 06:34 PM MDT
As the Northeast prepares for another blizzard, images from the deadly Great Blizzard of 1888 are circulating on social media. The black-and-white photos are stark reminders of the area's history.
The current storm is predicted to bring heavy snowfall to the area, but not the same conditions as in 1888.
It's been 129 years since the Great Blizzard of 1888 pummeled the Northeastern United States with nearly 50 inches of snow, bringing the region to a screeching halt.
The storm lasted from March 11 to March 14, and affected residents from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine. Large snowdrifts shut down the transportation system, which left thousands of passengers stranded and no coal deliveries to the area, which meant no heat.