Did medieval people build snowmen?
That is such a great question.
So… Meet Bob Eckstein - a snowman expert. I’m not kidding. Bob is an actual snowman expert. He published this book called “The History of the Snowman” after spending six years on research.
According to him, this is the first representation of a snowman:
He found it in a XIV century Book of Hours from Netherlands, so his claim is that people were building these at least as early as the middle ages.
The second one is from De Bry brothers engraving from the atlas Petits Voyages. Ca. 1603.
You can read more here.
You weren’t expecting that, now were you?