This illustration is
classic Nast. It has a number of captivating inset images. On the left
is an image of a little children, sound asleep in bed. Then we see
Santa coming from the fireplace, with a bag of gifts on his shoulder.
This image represents the original presentation of Santa as we know him
The center image shows a
Civil War Soldier, on furlough, coming home for Christmas. The family
is ecstatic, and is celebrating his return with Hugs and Kisses. To
the right, the Children can be seen opening their presents. Stockings
can be seen hanging on the fireplace.
This is a heartwarming
image, and one that brings back memories of Christmas's past.