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Nast, Thomas
Woodcut illustration captioned "Santa Claus in Camp"
Harper's Weekly, New York, 1863. On single leaf extracted from HARPER'S WEEKLY. Folio (15-3/8 x 10 in.; 390 x 254 mm). Santa Claus in Camp - 1863. "Nast was one of the Union's staunchest supporters, as reflected here. Santa, facing Union troops, is seated beneath the Stars and Stripes and wearing a star-spangled shirt and striped pants. He bears no relationship whatever to the Santa we know today. This is because he is a combination of Dr. Moore's St. Nicholas and Germany's gnome-like Pelz-Nicol, as Nast remembered him from . childhood" (Grolier/Elliott). Grolier/Elliott 58;Elliott,Inventing Christmas pp. 40-41 On single leaf extracted from HARPER'S WEEKLY. Folio (15-3/8 x 10 in.; 390 x 254 mm)
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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