Printed textile of Christmas stocking
Overall: 16 1/4 x 29 in. ( 41.3 x 73.7 cm )
Cotton copper-engraved Christmas stocking pattern; two sides of the stocking decorated with an image of Santa Claus on the roof with his sleigh and reindeer, and a child in bed near a fireplace hung with stockings; with instructions for cutting and sewing together and the image of a belt betwen the two halves; printed in blue, grey, red, yellow, white and brown on an off-white ground.
printed: in center: "XMAS STOCKING TO BE HUNG UP BY THE CHILDREN FOR SANTA CLAUS/ DIRECTIONS/ 1st CUT DOTTED LINE/ 2nd SEW TWO PARTS TOGETHER PRINTED FACE IN/ 3rd TURN INSIDE OUT/ 4th BUCKLE TO BE SEWED ON TOP OF STOCKING TO HANG BY"
printed: beneath buckle: " PATENTED BY S. H. HOWE. NY , 1889/ Any party found dealing in imitation of this article shall be prosecuted"
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