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Famous Thomas Nast Santa Claus print...
Item # 174100
December 30, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 30, 1876 The full front page shows: "Christmas-Eve In A Light House". Inside has a fullpg: "Christmas Eve--Getting Ready For Santa Claus" "Christmas In A Fishing Smack" and a few others. But the prime Christmas print has to be the very nice full page Thomas Nast print: " 'Twas The Night Before Christmas" showing a child hanging a Christmas stocking at the fireplace, with a cameo print of Santa Claus in the fireplace screen (see). Nast is noted for creating the modern-day version of Santa Claus.