Bob Eckstein

Bob Eckstein
New York City, New York,
February 27
Publisher of Today's
Snowman expert, author of The History of the Snowman and cartoonist for the New Yorker, Reader's Digest, Wall Street Journal and others. Twitter; snowmanexpert


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MARCH 11, 2010 9:55PM

For Those Who Make Snowmen, I Salute You

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More beautiful snowmen.

I want to thank everyone for the many snowmen people have sent me in the past weeks. I enjoyed them all but I had to pick just a few and so I picked the most unusual. 

First from Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan by snowman-maker Roy Kushner. He has a link to obtain framed copies of his photos. Here's his story on his great snow sculpture;

"As I was building the snowman, many passersby stopped to take photos of me and each other next to it. The snowman seemed to attract smiles and provoke words of encouragement as I worked methodically in the cold snow under the low gray sky.


"People wanted to be near the snowman, to touch it, and to ask questions about it. It was as if the snowman took on a kind of small social significance during its construction - its “afterlife’ in the days that followed I was not privy to. However, when visiting the snowman with my family later that Saturday, I noticed that someone had made a small valentine-shaped heart and put it on the snowman’s lap."




Here an older photo of a polar bear from Blimpy Burger from my friend Patty of Open Salon.

From Chris this amazing two-faced snowman that took him 16 hours over a period of 4 days.

Snowman with it's creator Chris.

Thanks everyone! Bob

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Awe! Thanks Bob for including a Blimpy Bear. This is not my photo. I don't know who actually took it. But I guess it is in the public domain and I am sure anybody in Ann Arbor would be happy to see it in your collection. We love our Blimpy Polar Bears. :-).
These are great! I especially love the snowman with the heart, who looks like the warm and trusty keeper of the neighborhood!! Nice work, all!!
A fine inspiration for all of us as we leave the winter behind and move into Spring! I have to say, I do miss Christmas...just a little...
Very cool. No pun intended. :-D

I really liked Roy's story. There is something about constructing a snowman that just attracts all kinds of attention.

That giant 2-faced snowman is impressive though. Chris certainly has patience.

Thanks for the smiles, Bob.
I love the pictures. Some of these snowmen are huge!
Great collection! Now that spring is approaching, the snowmen will become fewer, but their time will come again soon enough.
I missed sending in my snowman pic!

While the rest of North America is digs its sorry butts from beneath the frozen wasteland, or is now wading through the resulting floods, Montreal enjoyed its warmest, sunniest winter on record.

Thanks for reminding me what a snowman looks like! lol
The amazing two-faced snowman reminds me of a doll I had as a kid. It had three faces, actually. Had a kind of hood on to disguise the other faces, but you could turn it around and have the happy doll or the crying doll or the....what other face? I can't remember. I had just about forgotten about her.
Thanks for sharing these... my salute goes out as well to all snowperson builders.
I love Snowmen !!!! I always cut out pictures of them and have used them in my art.I love the one by Chris.Thanks for these fellow snowman lover.