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Thomas Nast Santa Claus...
Item # 175146
December 25, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 25, 1886 Thomas Nast is credited with creating the modern version of Santa Claus, as well as being a well-known political cartoonist. The entire front page is a print by Nast captioned: " 'Twas The Night Before Christmas..." which includes a partial scene of Santa Claus in a framed picture.
Other prints in this issue include a full page on: "The Thought Reader of Angels" by Bret Harte; a fullpage: "Christmas Eve--The Cousins" showing a woman on a snowy evening; a doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast: "Santa Claus Can't Say that I've Forgotten Anything" showing a young girl standing by the fireplace; a full page: "Tobogganing in New York City"; and two-thirds of a page: "Santa Claus Among the Poor" showing parents making toys.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in 16 pages.