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Rockefeller Center Musical Snowglobe

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The Museums Rockefeller Center Musical Snowglobe is based on an original Christmas card in the Jefferson R. Burdick Collection. From the 1940s, the card has a delightful illustration of nighttime ice skaters enjoying Rockefeller Centers outdoor skating rink. The rink at Rockefeller Center opened to the public on Christmas Day of 1936. The Museums Burdick Collection represents the life work of Jefferson R. Burdick (19001963), who was devoted to collecting and cataloging trade cards and other types of paper collectibles.

Resin, hand painted. Glass globe with iridescent glitter. 4 3/4'' diam. Plays Les patineurs valse Ice Skaters Waltz.

  • 4 3/4'' diam.
  • Hand painted
  • Resin
  • Glass globe with iridescent glitter
  • Plays Les patineurs valse ''Ice Skaters Waltz''

Art History

The first Christmas card was privately printed in London in 1843. In subsequent decades, the commercial production of Christmas cards became widespread in Europe and America as their exchange grew in popularity, and printing companies provided customers with thousands of varieties from which to choose.

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Description

The Museums Rockefeller Center Musical Snowglobe is based on an original Christmas card in the Jefferson R. Burdick Collection. From the 1940s, the card has a delightful illustration of nighttime ice skaters enjoying Rockefeller Centers outdoor skating rink. The rink at Rockefeller Center opened to the public on Christmas Day of 1936. The Museums Burdick Collection represents the life work of Jefferson R. Burdick (19001963), who was devoted to collecting and cataloging trade cards and other types of paper collectibles.

Resin, hand painted. Glass globe with iridescent glitter. 4 3/4'' diam. Plays Les patineurs valse Ice Skaters Waltz.





  • 4 3/4'' diam.
  • Hand painted
  • Resin
  • Glass globe with iridescent glitter
  • Plays Les patineurs valse ''Ice Skaters Waltz''




Art History

The first Christmas card was privately printed in London in 1843. In subsequent decades, the commercial production of Christmas cards became widespread in Europe and America as their exchange grew in popularity, and printing companies provided customers with thousands of varieties from which to choose.


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