A Glimpse of Christmases Past

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.

George Webster's Santa Claus and His Works, McLoughlin Bros., 1870

George Webster’s Santa Claus and His Works, McLoughlin Bros., 1870

Santa Claus and his works, 1870, end

A Letter to Santa Claus, 1902

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, L. Frank Baum, 1902

 

 

 

 

Also presented, undated Christmas cards from the 1920’s to 1940’s. Happy Holidays!

 

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Filed under Art, Children's literature, L. Frank Baum

One response to “A Glimpse of Christmases Past

  1. Elaine Barone

    These are just lovely. Nice work GRO staff!

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