Y2K Snowglobe, 1999

Summary

The advent of the new millennium was an occasion for both anxiety and levity. Fears of a global computer meltdown due to the Y2K bug were gently satirized by the exploding computer parts in this "01-01-00"-branded snowglobe.

The advent of the new millennium was an occasion for both anxiety and levity. Fears of a global computer meltdown due to the Y2K bug were gently satirized by the exploding computer parts in this "01-01-00"-branded snowglobe.

Artifact

Snow globe

Date Made

1999

Subject Date

01 January 2000

Creators

At Home International 

Walker, Kenneth H. 

Place of Creation

China 

Creator Notes

Designed by Kenneth H. Walker; manufactured in China for At Home International.

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

2003.108.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Kenneth H. Walker.

Material

Glass (Material)
Plastic

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 5 in

Width: 3.5 in

Inscriptions

raised type on snowglobe base: 01-01-00 / It's coming... printed on box: At Home International / 01-01-00 / THE MARK OF THE MILLENNIUM / Made in China / waterglobe

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