The first known waterglobe—featuring the Eiffel Tower adrift in fake snow within a glass globe—was introduced at the 1889 Paris Exposition, where it became a popular souvenir. In 1927, Joseph Garaja of Pittsburg filed a patent to mass produce glass waterglobes. Soon his concept was copied and snow globes were sold everywhere. In the 70s, American gift companies began to create more upscale designs, often adding music boxes. A beautiful expression of this trend, our Musical Father Christmas Glitterdome® recalls holiday décor and music boxes in the collections of our American History Museum’s Division of Home and Community Life.