As a Christmas present from the staff of the Rare Book Room, this blog entry is dedicated to some of the past images of Christmas and Santa Claus. Presented here are children’s books with charming illustrations to warm the hearts of the coldest Grinches. Thomas Nast illustrated the first book, and A Letter to Santa Claus was published in Buffalo in 1902.
Also presented, undated Christmas cards from the 1920’s to 1940’s. Happy Holidays!