19th Century, 20th Century Published on December 25, 2011 Merry Christmas written by The Dreamstress Merry Christmas to everyone who is celebrating it! Here is a little vintage Christmas cheer: Santa Claus handkerchief, ca. 1900, American, MFA Boston
Hmm… I find that Santa a little unnerving! It looks a bit like an ogre with a black eye is clambering down my chimney. AHH! Still lovely font and wonderful sentiment!
He is rather unnerving – trampling the chimneys beneath his festive feet. Lovely bit of historical stuff.
I love how he looks like a crazy, scary old man…. Like a nutter who dwells in the forest and ripped up a tree to brandish, perhaps for those on the naughty list… Very cool.
I’m so tempted to do some fun photoshop work with this…
Merry Christmas! I enjoyed re-reading many of your articles on my train ride home the other day. Thanks for maintaining such an enjoyable blog to read!
Might be good- a documentary on the legends surrounding santa http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-legends-of-santa/
Thanks for the Santa picture!
I blogged a little bit about Santa’s costume through the ages here. The image you found makes him look like more of a wild man of the woods, but he still has Father Christmas’s wreath on his head. Interesting….
To one of my favorite bloggers….
Merry Christmas. I wish I could remember the name of the holiday you celebrate at this time so I could wish that to you. Happy ____(fill in the blank)!
Merry Christmas to you and yours.