Winter’s Arrival

Illustration shows a beautiful young woman standing on a small hill with wind and blowing snow, and a cluster of snow buntings; she is wearing a bright red fur-lined coat and hat.

Snow-buntings (cover illustration for Puck), illustration by Will Hammell, published 24 January 1914. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.28017

We mark winter’s imminent arrival with a cover illustration by Will Hammell for a January 1914 issue of Puck. In the illustration, a cluster of snow-buntings appears to gambol in the wind-blown snow, perhaps inviting the warmly bundled woman to join them in embracing the season. Also known as snowbirds or snowflakes, snow-buntings brave even Arctic climes as the northernmost known songbirds. We hope that winter’s approach finds you if not exactly frolicking, then at least cognizant that we’ve turned the solar corner as daylight hours gradually lengthen again. Season’s greetings!

Learn More:

View more winter scenes adorning the pages of Puck via the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.

See a variety of prints and photographs capturing
winter scenes in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.

7 Comments

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    December 21, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    What a lovely illustration.Thank you for sharing it with us!

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