Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Gift of Boughs for Mr. Snowman!


From the SNOW PEOPLE collection by Darling & Company, Seattle, WA.

Snowmen first came on the scene, according Bob Eckstein, in his "History of the Snowmen" in the 16th century. They became especially popular in the Victorian era. He writes, "The picturing of snow people flourished in the penny-postcard era (1890-1920) when many thousands of cards were made."

(Watch for more Snowmen from the collection of Darling & Company!)

8 comments:

  1. I love snowmen Coralie...you can display them after Christmas...this is a beautiful image.
    ~victoria~

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  2. What a darling picture...i just love that baby....
    have a nice weekend.....rizzi

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  3. Another amazing snowman.

    Thanks for stopping by and sending your greetings.

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  4. I love snowmen too! Very cute image. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  5. I love these Coralie, they're charming!

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  6. Oh the joy of visiting blogs on weekend, everything you see is gorgeous and sweet. I love it!

    Come see my PINK, when you get a chance. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Oh my. This is a cute illustration! Love these!

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  8. A great postcard! Had no idea that the images of snowmen went back to the 16th Century...trying to picture those serious minded medieval folks building a snowman outside the castle gates:o)

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