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Very displayable Thomas Nast Santa Claus on the front page...

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January 03, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY January 3, 1874 

* Thomas Nast
* Santa Claus
* Christmas

The entire front page features a terrific & very desirable Thomas Nast illustration: "Christmas Eve - Santa Claus Waiting for the Children to Get to Sleep."  This is one of Nast's more iconic Santa images, often reproduced for advertising, promotions, etc. in recent years.
Thomas Nast is credited with creating the modern "jolly" version of Santa.
Inside is found a wealth of other Christmas-related prints including a two-thirds pg. illus. of "Christmas Day - Far From Home.";  two-thirds pg. illus. of "The Christmas Dinner Safe."; full pg. illus. of "Christmas Time - Won at a Turkey Raffle."; full pg. illus. of "Christmas Time - The Feathered Victims' Last Breakfast."; two-thirds pg. illus. of "The Jester's Revenge."; two-thirds pg. Nast illus. of "The Centennial Tea Party."; full pg. illus. of "The Ghosts Frightened By men."; two-thirds pg. illus. of "The United States Senate in  Session." 
The front page Nast print is in uncommonly nice, clean condition. Being the first issue in the volume of 1874 it is more typically dirty, worn at margins, or otherwise damaged. This issue survived beautifully.
Complete in 16 pages plus the 8-page Supplement issue. Very nice condition.

Category: 1870-1879