Phelan has reason to be proud of this picture, because he actually went out looking for such a traffic tie-up. The busses had been stuck for twenty-four hours and transportation was completely suspended.
A cold-day picture that looks cold. Mr. Johnson reports it was 'a great deal more comfortable on the inside looking out.' Adding to the realism are the frost-coated windowpane, the postman warming his ears.
Herald-American cutlines asked, 'Who had ever heard of having to thaw out underwear?' This picture proved it can happen here. The photographer's wife was the only person who would pose with the 'stiffs' in the 14-below-zero weather.
Mr. Massie carried out extensive research to learn when the sun, at this spot, would be 'straight up the lake.' It occurs only twice a year, he found--around Memorial Day and again about Labor Day. This shot was made Labor Day.