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Cover--Santa Claus's Mail
Thomas Nast; Harper's Weekly
USA: New York
Ink on paper
Sheet: 16-1/2"h x 11-1/2"w
Special Acquisitions Fund

Cover "Santa Claus's Mail", finds SANTA smoking a pipe while reading stacks of letters from NAUGHTY or good children's parents. Toys are situated in front and around Santa's desk. Portraits of good and naughty children adorn the wall behind Santa, while his cap and jacket hang from the typical closet of that era, pegs attached to the wall. From Harper's Weekly Dec. 30, 1871.