Let it snow…19th century style



photo by K.B. Owen, 2016
photo by K.B. Owen, 2016


Since many of us in the northern hemisphere are dealing with wintry weather (I sure hope the groundhog is right about an early spring!), I thought you might enjoy seeing a snowball fight…from the late 19th century.

It seems that some things are timeless. Love the guy on the bicycle.

Want more about 19th century winter-time activities?

A Record-Breaker: the Blizzard of 1888

Victorian Ice Skating: Indoors

Nineteenth century Winter Holiday – Sledding

 Do you have snowball fights in the winter? I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time,


photo by K.B. Owen, 2016
photo by K.B. Owen, 2016
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8 thoughts on “Let it snow…19th century style”

  1. Terry AlfordTerry Alford

    In my new book Fortune’s Fool, I write about a snowball fight John Wilkes Booth had with a group of boys in Cameron, Missouri, in the 63-64 winter while he was at a lay-over (train delayed/snow drifts) in that village. The boys blasted “Mr. Boots” but he took it all in good form and gave back as well as he could. There is an illustration of the scene in a St. Louis newspaper, circa 1903, with Booth getting his top-hat knocked off!


  2. Margot KinbergMargot Kinberg

    Oh, that’s one of the things I must admit I really miss about living where I do, Kathy – no snowball fights. They can be really fun. And you’re right about that guy on the bike: priceless!

  3. PatriciaPatricia

    Well, if I had enough snow I’d have a snowball fight. I love me some good winter fun. Sledding and tubing are always fun. What I enjoy most is watching my dog bound around in the white fluff. He’s such a dork.

    Fun video.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt


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