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The History of the Snowman

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Who made the first snowman? Who first came up with the idea of placing snowballs on top of each other, and who decided they would use a carrot for a nose? Most puzzling of all: How can this mystery ever be solved, with all the evidence long since melted? The snowman appears everywhere on practically everything – from knickknacks to greeting cards to seasonal sweaters we plan to return. Whenever we see big snowballs our first impulse is to deck them out with a top hat. Humorist and writer Bob …

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What is the origin of the snowman? And more specifically, the image everyone gets in their head (carrot nose, coal eyes, etc)?(r/AskHistorians)

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Hardcover

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ABIS_BOOK

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Bob Eckstein

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