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Nast's Santa Claus about to come down the chimney...
Item # 173996
January 1, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 1, 1876 The full ftpg. shows a mother with two young children in a snowstorm: "Light In The Window". An inside page has a 3/4 pg. print: "The Christmas Chariot--The Coming of the Plum-Pudding" being pulled by two turkeys. Also a fullpg. print: "No Small Breed Fer Yer Uncle Abe Dis Christmas!..." showing a Black family with a large turkey.
But one of the nicest prints in this issue is the very large doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast (considered the creator of the modern version of Santa Claus) captioned: "The Watch On Christmas Eve" showing two children sitting in anticipation by a fireplace. Perhaps the most desired print, however, is also by Thomas Nast & takes three-quarters of a page in the "Supplement" captioned: "Seeing Santa Claus" showing a young boy watching Santa Claus about to come down the chimney.
Other prints within include: "Christmas Pudding At Sea--The Pride of the Ship's Cook" and "The Last Guest--the Morning After Christmas". Also in the Supplement is a double-page" 'The Centennial Exhibition Grounds, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia'. Also a 3/4 page illustration 'Our Kettle-Drum on the Ice.' If you are not interested in the Supplement, please be in touch.