There is something quite magical about a snow globe. From the festive delights of a Christmas scene to the nostalgia of a national monument covered in snow they always bring a smile to the face. But artists Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz thinks that shouldn’t be the case, instead, they have made some very eerie scenes inside a snow globe. Odd they may well be, but also rather amazing…
Ten of the Strangest Snow Globes You Will Ever See
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Snow Globes
10 – The BMX Wipeout – martin-munoz.net
FACT: The very first snow globe patent was granted way back in 1927 to Joseph Garaja of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
9 – Spider Food! – martin-munoz.net
FACT: In 1929 when Joseph Garaja made his very first snow globes to sell he asked the manufacturers “Novelty Pool Ornaments” to make them open-top because they were to be fish toys and tank decorations
8 – The Duel – martin-munoz.net
FACT: It wasn’t until 1940 that the first snow globe was used for advertising, and it was for a local ice-cream maker.
7 – Good Wolf Hunting – martin-munoz.net
FACT: The first snow globe that appeared in a film scene is the one that featured in the opening of the 1941 classic Citizen Kane!
6 – The Remains – martin-munoz.net
FACT: The first snow globe was, in fact, an exact replica of an early 19th century, French paperweight and nothing more!
5 – The SmackDown – martin-munoz.net
FACT: Right up to 1879 there were only five companies in the world that were producing snow globes, but strangely they were only selling them throughout Europe!
4 – Tired of Running – martin-munoz.net
FACT: Way back In 1889 a snow globe containing a model of the newly built Eiffel Tower was produced to mark the centenary of the French Revolution, and it was all commissioned by the French government.
3 – Walk on Horse, Walk on – martin-munoz.net
FACT: It is often thought that the first snow globes were made from surgical lamps, apparently these lamps were dust magnets and the floating dust inside of them always reminded people of snow!
2 – The Dark Dance – martin-munoz.net
FACT: These days snow globes feature music boxes, moving parts, lights, and even electric fans that make micro snowstorms inside of themselves.
1 – On the run – martin-munoz.net
FACT: The very first snow globes were made of a heavy lead glass dome that was filled with iodine water and the worst of all is that inside most of them the snow or “flitter” was made using animal bone flakes!!!