Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sunny Days & Melting Snow!


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!)

2 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh... Kinda' sad, but very cute. :-)

    "The night was clear and frosty,
    all ebony of shadow
    and silver of snowy slope;
    big stars were shining over the silent fields."

    ~Lucy Maud Montgomery

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  2. OH....THIS IS SO SAD IT BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE.....THAT IS THE ONLY THING....THEY MELT...RIZZI

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