Original Santa Claus Print


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Thomas Nast's Original  Civil War "Santa Claus" Print

Thomas Nast is credited with creating our popular image of Santa Claus.  This is a very early Nast drawing of Santa Claus created in 1865.  The image at right is an original leaf from an 1865 Harper's Weekly where the picture first appeared. The illustration is captioned, "A Merry Christmas to All", and features a portrait that all today would recognize as Santa Claus.  From this picture, we can see that our modern image of Santa has changed little in the last 140 years.  The image of Santa is surrounded by smaller images showing the typical Christmas Traditions of the 1860's. This is a classic Thomas Nast picture of Santa Claus.

Original Santa Claus Illustration

Thomas Nast's "Santa Claus" Picture (Click on Image for Enlarged View)

We hope you enjoy this complete Gallery of the Civil War works of Thomas Nast.  We have created this digital archive for the use of researchers and students of Thomas Nast.  Please remember that the digitally enhanced images are Copyright Son of the South Material, so do not use them without asking permission.  If you would like to use any of these images, please ask. For more information, contact paul@sonofthesouth.net .

A Note to our Readers

We created this Thomas Nast Gallery to digitally preserve Nast's Civil War work for posterity.  We are now making the original, 140 year old leafs available for a price of $250 each.  The proceeds from the sale of the material will enable us to continue to expand the material featured on our site.  Please contact paul@sonofthesouth.net if you are interested in acquiring one of these original leafs.




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