uomo di neve 1853

This is the earliest known photography of a snowman, taken in Wales by Mary Dillwyn (1816-1906) in 1853 c.a. (National Library of Wales). The making of snowmen has been documented since the Middle Age: the earliest depiction was found by Bob Eckstein, author of The History of the Snowman, in a 1380 “book of hous” kept at the Royal Library of the Netherlands in The Hague.