Snowman in box w/document: Blizzard Men of 1888
Overall: 7 x 5 x 3 in. ( 17.8 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm )
printed: on base: "BLIZZARD/ MEN OF 1888/ LUNCHEON/ MARCH 12/ 1943"
White papier-mâché snowman holding a broom with a black top hat, face and buttons; sticker on base is printed, "BLIZZARD/ MEN OF 1888/ LUNCHEON/ MARCH 12/ 1943" in blue.
The Blizzard of 1888 began just after midnight on March 12 and ended approximately twenty-four hours later. The snowfall was worsened by powerful northern gales of up to 60 miles an hour that piled snow in massive drifts. By early morning on the 12th all of the roads and highways had been closed. Hopes of clearing the streets quickly were ruined by a temperture drop that froze most of the snow solid. The total accumulation of snow was over 21 inches.
Gift of John T. Washbourne
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