Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Winter Celebration!

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. We, as of yet, have not had enough snow to build a snowman or snowwoman. I hope we will have some more snow before winter's end. Happy WW!

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  2. No Snow -- just sunshine and 60+degree weather, doesn't seem like January.

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