Update

Visitors ages 12 and older are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Learn more >

Thermometer: Blizzard Men of 1888

Object Number: 
INV.1671
Date: 
1935-1945
Medium: 
Metal, plastic, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 1.9 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on the thermometer face: "THERMOMETER/ BLIZZARD MEN/ of 1888"
Description: 
Metal souvenir thermometer from a Blizzard Men of 1888 luncheon; round brown metal that tapers below the face; chrome border around the plastic covered face; semi-circular temperature indicator in fahrenheit and celcius with a stepped hand; flat black knob base.
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group