Visions of Christmas


Subject:
Christmas , Santa Claus , Christmas Cards

Description:
Exhibition of an array of Christmas images, mainly from 19th century books and cards. Includes images of works showing the evolution of Santa Claus (from a slim man who gave out gifts to the large, round man we know today), the origins of the decorated Christmas tree, and the 1820s poem "A Visit From Saint Nicholas" (also known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"). From the American Antiquarian Society.

Publisher:
American Antiquarian Society

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.americanantiquarian.org/Exhibitions/Christmas/


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