MERRY OLD SANTA CLAUS.

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Thomas Nast

Artist's Biography

Merry Old Santa Claus.

Wood engraving, January 1, 1881.
Vignette, image size 20 x 14 1/4" (47 x 34.5 cm).
Fair to good condition. Two minor tears, repaired with water soluble tape. 1" square area of paper replacement on the left margin. Modern hand color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 7884
Price: $1,000.00
Publisher : Published by "Harper's Weekly," New York.
Thomas Nast classic image of Santa. Thomas Nast (September 27, 1840 – December 7, 1902) American cartoonist working during the last half of the 19th century. His cartoons were instrumental in the toppling of William Magear Tweed, aka, Boss Tweed of the New York City Tammany Hall machine. Among his notable works were the creation of the modern version of Santa Claus and the image of Uncle Sam. He was also responsible political symbols of the two major United States political parties, the Republican elephant and the Democratic donkey. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Holidays , Christmas

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