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The classic Thomas Nast Santa Claus...

Item # 174936

December 20, 1884

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 20, 1884  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the great two page spread with two prints by noted artist Thomas Nast. One is captioned: "Hello! Santa Claus!" showing a girl on the telephone, and the other is: "Hello! Little One!" showing Santa Claus on the phone as well. This is the classic portly, jolly image of Santa (Nast is credited with creating the modern version of Santa Claus) with a pipe in his hand, a rosy nose, and in a fur-trimmed suit (see). A great two page spread for display!
Other prints include a full ftpg: "The New Orleans Exposition--The Genius of the Industrial Arts Awakened in the South" and a fullpg: "The New Orleans Exposition--Scene on Wharf, & Unloading in the Main Hall"; a fullpg: "572 Feet High--Setting the Capstone on the Washington Monument"; a fullpg: "In Luck" drawn by A. B. Frost, showing a man having just shot a turkey; and a halfpg. by Nast: "Cutting Mistletoe in the South".
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in 16 pages.

Category: 1880-1889