Snowball Man

There's no name or any other identifying information on this photo. I found him in central Texas, so I think it's likely the photo was taken somewhere in that area. He looks like he's enjoying that rare snowfall.

Internet searches revealed that the winter of 1894-1895 was unusually cold in much of the northern hemisphere. The coast of the Gulf of Mexico got unusually heavy snowfalls in February 1895. Much of Texas got hit around the middle of February, especially along the coast.

The National Weather Service website says this: "February 12-15, 1895 - Widespread snow over the state, even as far south as the lower Valley. North Texas received between 3-5 inches, but a band of 10-20 inches blanketed the upper Texas coast, including Houston and Beaumont/Port Arthur."
Date & Place: in Texas USA
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Updated Aug 16, 2019

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It's gonna be very hot today - does this 1895 photo cool you down?
Aug 14, 2019 · Reply
Mary Ann Schemm
A great retro photo!
Aug 14, 2019 · Reply
Kathryn Donahue
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Suzanne Berglund-Edwards
Laughing only because sometimes I wish for thousands of snowballs! Horrible heat!
Aug 14, 2019 · Reply
KellieAnne Foreman
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ive see. colder weather than this, this must be a fluke storm in a southern or western state
Aug 14, 2019 · Reply
Mary Collins
Great pic!
Aug 14, 2019 · Reply
Puente Diane
Lol...sure does!
Aug 14, 2019 · Reply
Bernice Jones
It's Valentine's Day.
Aug 15, 2019 · Reply
Roxy Triebel
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KellieAnne Foreman makes a good point. I ran an internet search on the date and it turned out to be an unusually cold winter that year, with large areas of Texas getting unusually heavy snow around February 12-15 of that year. I updated the description.
Aug 15, 2019 · Reply
Rose Souza Beebee
Yes! Thank you! It was 108° today 😭
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