Santa Claus

Commentary
5:00 am
Wed December 25, 2013

Art: Images of Santa

Thomas Nast's 1863 depiction of Santa Claus in Harper's
Credit Wikimedia Commons

During the Christmas season, we are surrounded by images of Santa Claus-- yes, that jolly, rotund man with his famous white beard on a mission to deliver presents to children around the world. We see Santa surrounded by elves and reindeer at the North Pole, but where did this image of Santa Claus come from?

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