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Saint Nicholas with Christmas Wheelbarrow

Date: 1907
Description: Holiday postcard depicting the traditional St. Nicholas figure garbed in a long purple fur-trimmed robe, red fur-trimmed hat and boots. He is pushing a whe...
Magazine or Periodical

"St. Nicholas" Magazine Christmas Cover

Date: 1883
Description: Christmas issue of "St. Nicholas" magazine, the most studied children's periodical of the 19th century, which was published by Mary Mapes Dodge. This cover...

Tall-Tale Postcard: Santa on a Bi-Plane

Date: 1909
Description: Photomontage of Santa Claus and his reindeer riding on the top wing of a bi-plane. More sacks of toys and wrapped gifts are on the lower wing. Buildings an...

Waiting for Santa Claus

Date: 12 24 1958
Description: Child sleeping in front of the fireplace, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive.

Family Around Christmas Tree

Date: 1850
Description: An engraving depicting a formally dressed family gathered around a Christmas tree, which is lit with candles.

Family Around Christmas Tree

Date: 1900
Description: A formally dressed family pose around a Christmas tree, probably in their living room. A man is sitting at a piano on the left side, with his hand resting ...

Santa and His Sleigh Pulled By Turkeys

Description: Santa Claus is sitting on his sleigh, which is being pulled by two turkeys in harness in a snow-covered field with trees and hills in the background. Santa...

Santa Claus with a Commercial Message

Date: 1986
Description: A plastic statue of Santa Claus is standing in front of a store window display advertising a Christmas sale. The statue has a sign hanging around Santa's n...

Santa and Girl in Sleigh

Description: Photographic postcard of Santa and a young girl, Mary Jane Turner, in his sleigh. Her head is next to his and her arm is around his shoulders. Reindeer can...

Merry Christmas from Dairyland Power Cooperative Genoa Station No. 3

Date: 1969
Description: Nighttime view of Dairyland Power Cooperative's Genoa Station Number 3, located near Genoa along the Mississippi River. A lit Christmas tree stands on one ...

Christmas Party for Twins

Date: 12 15 1983
Description: Santa Claus talks with a group of twin siblings at a Christmas party at Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. The children in the left background are Joe a...

Christmas Eve

Date: 1952
Description: Elevated view of a church service held on Christmas Eve.


Date: 1961
Description: A man and a boy are dragging the Christmas tree they just cut down through the snow. The boy is carrying the ax. They are dressed warmly and the man is wea...

Holiday Shopper

Date: 1976
Description: Elderly man pulling a sled loaded with packages and bags. He is wearing a plaid coat. His dog is sniffing the snow. Trees cover a snow covered berm in the ...

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