Friday, January 6, 2012

Snowman Playing a Trombone!

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 snow people from the collection by Darling & Company.)


  1. Lovely! Thanks for posting - I adore your blog. :)

  2. I love the snowman. Thanks for sharing. I also really enjoyed the pictures on the sidebar, particularly the Sweet Memories pictures. These old pictures are priceless, so glad you have them. So cute, making doll clothes. Love it!
    Happy new year!

  3. what a cute picture......never realized how old our snow people are......i just love them........

  4. Precious!!! Love old illustrations.

    Hmmmm, the 16th century was the first mention of making 'snow men.' Interesting... Wonder if never before then, did people have enough leisure, to go outside and make something fun? ???? Does it say this, in your book? :-)

    "Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world.
    We cannot cure the world of sorrows,
    but we can choose to live in joy."

    ~Joseph Campbell

  5. I enjoyed that bit of snowman history, Coralie--thanks for sharing it!

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend!