Snowman thermometer

Object Number: 
INV.1673ab
Date: 
1941
Medium: 
Plastic, glass, paper
Dimensions: 
overall on paper backing: 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 3/8 in. ( 9.5 x 7 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: all over: "No, never will my heart grow old/ My hair turn white my blood run cold, And one by one my powers depart,/ But youth sits smiling in my heart./ Age is an attribute of mind,/ If you have left your dreams behind/ If ambition fires are dea
Description: 
White snowman thermometer pin on a cream paper backing; geometric snowman wears a black hat, has a red pipe in his mouth and a yellow broom across his body; a glass thermometer runs up the center of his body which is painted gold; printed poem above and below the thermometer on the backing.
Gallery Label: 
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.
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Creative: Tronvig Group