The Old Print Shop

Merry Old Santa Claus.

  • ARTIST: Thomas Nast

  • PUBLISHER: Published by "Harper's Weekly," New York.

  • MEDIUM: Wood engraving,

    DATE: January 1, 1881.

  • EDITION SIZE: Vignette, image size 20 x 14 1/4" (47 x 34.5 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Thomas Nast's 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 for the political symbols of the two major United States political parties: the Republican elephant and the Democratic donkey.


  • CONDITION: Generally good condition, 3" tear into image on the left.