The Museum’s 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 Center’s outdoor skating rink. The rink at Rockefeller Center opened to the public on Christmas Day of 1936. The Museum’s Burdick Collection represents the life work of Jefferson R. Burdick (1900–1963), 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”.