Snow Babies

The twin sculptures Snow Babies mark the top of the gate posts at the eastern entrance to Rumsey Playfield.

The cast-stone sculpture Snow Babies and the nearby sculpture Mother Goose were both installed as part of the creation of Rumsey Playfield in 1938. The playground was one of many opened during the administration of Robert Moses who aimed to create new facilities for active play and amenities for children in the Park.

The Snow Babies are the work of Austrian sculptor Victor Frisch who specialized in portrait busts. As a young artist Frisch apprenticed with the French sculptor August Rodin, and he created the bust that marks the master artist’s grave.

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