The News Media and the Making of America, 1730-1865

"Santa Claus in Camp"

Files

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Description

 

Harper’s Weekly became such a mainstay of popular news culture during the Civil War, that the newspaper could make references to its own popularity within its illustrations. Copies of Harper’s are among the presents Santa Claus is handing out to the war-weary soldiers stuck in camp for Christmas in this cover illustration from January 3, 1863.

 

Title

"Santa Claus in Camp"

Alternative Title

Harper's Weekly

Type

Newspaper

Date

January 3, 1863

Publisher

Harper & Bros.

Coverage

New York, N.Y.

Format

34-41 cm.

Citation

“"Santa Claus in Camp",” The News Media and the Making of America, 1730-1865, accessed May 26, 2020, https://americanantiquarian.org/earlyamericannewsmedia/items/show/125.