Sunday, January 8, 2012

Snowball Fight!


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!)

5 comments:

  1. You have the most wonderful collection, just love seeing them. Oh, if only we from WA ST had snows like this often. Back in 1949 we had a major blizzard & the neighbors built a snowman about 15 feet high, hollowed it out & then put a ladder inside & pegged snowballs as the passersby ... we could barely see over the top of the snow mounds. It was awesome. Such a rarity for out there. (Took forever for that snowman to melt)

    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  2. Loving checking up on your last snowman from the collection - thanks for sharing them.

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  3. Love this one Coralie, well I love this whole collection. Hope you had a wonderful Sunday!

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