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. English: According to w:Snowman, 'Documentation of the first snowman is unclear. However, Bob Eckstein, author of The History of the Snowman documented snowmen from medieval times, by researching artistic depictions in European museums, art galleries, and libraries. The earliest documentation he found was a marginal illustration from a Book of Hours from 1380, found in Koninklijke Bibliotheek, in The HagueEckstein, Bob (2008-12-02). My Search for The First Snowman. The History of the Snowman. Open Salon. Retrieved on 2010-01-11.'. Searching Google Image for these parameters turned up [1], wh

. English: According to w:Snowman, 'Documentation of the first snowman is unclear. However, Bob Eckstein, author of The History of the Snowman documented snowmen from medieval times, by researching artistic depictions in European museums, art galleries, and libraries. The earliest documentation he found was a marginal illustration from a Book of Hours from 1380, found in Koninklijke Bibliotheek, in The HagueEckstein, Bob (2008-12-02). My Search for The First Snowman. The History of the Snowman. Open Salon. Retrieved on 2010-01-11.'. Searching Google Image for these parameters turned up [1], wh Stock Photo
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. English: According to w:Snowman, 'Documentation of the first snowman is unclear. However, Bob Eckstein, author of The History of the Snowman documented snowmen from medieval times, by researching artistic depictions in European museums, art galleries, and libraries. The earliest documentation he found was a marginal illustration from a Book of Hours from 1380, found in Koninklijke Bibliotheek, in The HagueEckstein, Bob (2008-12-02). My Search for The First Snowman. The History of the Snowman. Open Salon. Retrieved on 2010-01-11.'. Searching Google Image for these parameters turned up [1], which is labelled in its parent page [2] as the original 1380 illustration, and searching Tineye for that image turned up one more hit, at higher resolution, at [3]. This was saved to disk and uploaded directly per the PD-Art license position of WMF; though I'm not sure the blog provenance is enough to allow its use at Wikipedia, it very much appears to be a simple scan of a very old manuscript. I am still not satisfied with the cropped photo, as my original intent was to see whether it could be used to argue that snowmen are a religious observance in a forum debate. ;) Hopefully a larger photo without cropping of the text will turn up on the internet sooner or later, or maybe I'll eventually actually go in a good city library and find that book about snowman history, and the mission can be completed by deciphering and translating the text. 1380, I think.. Unknown 345 Koninklijke Bibliotheek Book of Hours snowman illustration

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