Sale Price (non-members): $26.99
Sale Price (members): $24.29
Original Price: $55.00
Recreate Winter’s Magic. With a simple shake of our exclusive Snowflake Snowglobe, the handmade, three-dimensional glass snowflake inside is enveloped by a glittering flurry of snow. An exquisite gift sure to delight for years to come. The base of this Vermont design is aptly inscribed with “Let It Snow.” Resin base. 4.5"h. x 3.5"dia.
Wilson A. Bentley (1865-1931), a self-educated Vermont farmer, was so enthralled by snowflakes that he adapted a microscope to a bellows camera to capture images of these tiny beauties. His pioneering work in photomicrography produced thousands of pictures of different snowflakes and proved that each fleeting snowflake was a unique masterpiece. Almost 500 of these photos were donated to the Smithsonian by Mr. Bentley. Now curated by our National Museum of American History, these striking images inspired our selection of glittering gifts, decorative pieces and apparel.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.