Vintage Santa Claus Pics to Celebrate St. Nick Day!

6 Dec

Since tomorrow is the feast of St. Nicholas (or St. Nick), I have created a photo album on my Facebook site where I am featuring 95 of favorite vintage pictures of Santa Claus. I never tire of looking at and enjoying these. Most come from Norman Rockwell covers painted for the Saturday Evening Post magazine, early Coca Cola advertisements, and an assortment of 19th through early 20th century holiday cards and postcards. Below you’ll find a small sample of what you will find when you visit me here http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?aid=245408&id=736885804

Hope you enjoy this walk down nostalgia lane. HAPPY ST. NICK’S DAY!!!

Tom

 

Norman Rockwell Cover Featuring Santa Claus and His Elves (1922)

Norman Rockwell IS Americana!!! Gotta love him!

 

 

Coca Cola Advertisement Featuring Santa Claus

Now, doesn’t the above picture give you some idea of why Santa Claus is such a jolly, old elf???

 

 

One of the famous illustrations by 19th century artist Thomas Nast

It is said that Thomas Nast was the one who is responsible for giving us the modern image of Santa Claus.

 

 

A Tobacco Advertisement Featuring Santa Claus

Long before Joe Camel came along, there was Santa Claus receiving a little supplementary income while he pushed tobacco! Hmmmmmmmmm……

 

 

Postcard Circa 1915 Featuring Santa Claus Giving Gifts to Children

Oh how I love the sentimental feel of these old post cards!!!

 

Don’t forget, there are a lot more of these to enjoy at my Facebook page. Please visit, and leave your comments!

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2 Responses to “Vintage Santa Claus Pics to Celebrate St. Nick Day!”

  1. Francesca December 6, 2010 at 6:50 am #

    This is so wonderful, I shared it on fb. I wish some of this were cards I could have sent out. Thank you for taking the time to put this collection together.

    • texastom46 December 6, 2010 at 9:00 am #

      Frannie: You know you can actually often find vintage post cards like the ones I posted in many antique stores. I know that several of the antique stores out in Cedarburg, for instance, had a ton of them; but I’m sure you wouldn’t have to go driving that far.

      Fun, aren’t they?

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