Santa Claus

Santa Claus
Title
Santa Claus
Date 
1880-1890
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 23 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. ( 59.7 x 45.1 cm )
Description 
Cotton copper-engraved kerchief with an image of Santa Claus in a winter landscape; dressed in black coat with fur trim, a fur hat, blue pants, and tall boots carrying an armfull of toys; four vignettes in the corners depicting different scenes from the story "Twas the Night Before Christmas"; printed in red, blue, brown, black, and green ink on a white ground.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1942.579
Marks 
printed: all over: "SANTA CLAUS/ ORIENTAL PRINT WORKS/ His eyes how the twinkled! his dimples how merry!/ His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry./ Santa Claus is/ coming./ With/ compliments/ of Santa Claus/ Santa Claus gave all these toys/ Because we were good girls and boys./ All the stockings in the house/ Were hung to be filled/ By Santa Claus."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group