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Merry Old Santa Claus by Thomas Nast

Christmas: History of Santa Claus

Merry Old Santa Claus by Thomas Nast

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Cartoonist Thomas Nast drew several depictions of Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly, establishing the contemporary image of this Christmas legend. This cartoon comes from around 1881.

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