Vintage Snowbabies

These are images of one of the vintage Snowbabies we have in the main shop:

These little figures are as cute as all get out and as far as we know this one (and most of the others we have) are early German ones. This one looks as if it is missing a foot but I think it is meant to be like that — as if the Snowbaby is sliding through the snow on one knee.

As you might already know, Snowbabies were modelled on the original snow baby, Marie Peary, who — as the daughter of the North Pole explorer Robert E Peary — was the first non-Inuit child to be born in northern Greenland.

I’m probably going to put a little Snowbaby in the shop area here — just as soon as I set up the checkout and photograph some more things.