, 2022-12-10 11:05:00,
To New Orleans, Mr. Bingle is more than just an anthropomorphic flying snowman and a coveted snowman that old man Maison Blanche department store It began to be sold in 1949.
It’s an icon, present throughout its decades as a Crescent City Christmas staple. He has graced the parade floats of the Mardi Gras season, has been exhibited in City Park for Celebration in the Oaks and drew New Orleanians from far and wide as fans.
Mr. Bingle was born on Apple Street, where Emile Alline, Maison Blanche’s advertising designer at the time, created a cuddly cotton snowman. Wearing an ice cream cone for a hat, store management named the character Mr. Bingle, so the character’s initials matched those of the store.
The character quickly grew in popularity, attracting hardcore fans who call themselves bingleholics and keep your spirit alive each holiday season.
jessica williams contributed to this report.
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