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Santa Claus & His Works

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Title

Santa Claus & His Works

Description

McLoughlin Brothers was quick to capitalize on the potential of Santa-related books as holiday commodities, contracting in 1869 with Thomas Nast for illustrations to accompany what was essentially a Santa sequel to A Visit from St. Nicholas. Nast created images for George Webster’s poem Santa Claus and his Works, a story that reveals what Santa does in the off season. Reprinted annually for over a dozen years, Webster’s poem described “Santa Clausville” at the North Pole where the fur-clad elf makes toys and keeps track of good and bad children with a telescope.

Creator

Webster, George P.

Source

George P. Webster. Santa Claus & His Works. Cover illustration by Justin Howard, interior illustrations by Thomas Nast. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, ca. 1882

Publisher

McLoughlin Brothers

Date

1882

Contributor

Howard, Justin H.
Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902

Identifier

222228

Catalog no. 155

Citation

Webster, George P., “Santa Claus & His Works,” Radiant With Color, accessed May 25, 2019, http://americanantiquarian.org/radiantwithcolor/items/show/49.