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A Visit from Saint Nicholas

Description:

The children's Christmas book titled A Visit from Saint Nicholas tells the story of Saint Nicholas, or Santa Claus, and his visit to a family's home on the night before Christmas. The story would later be known as The Night Before Christmas.

Resource Type: Book

Subject: Children's books; Christmas stories; Holidays; Santa Claus; Books and reading

Date: 1862

A moment of anxiety - who is going to get left?

Description:

Illustration shows President Cleveland as Santa Claus standing in front of a fireplace where stockings are hung from the mantle; he has a large sack of toys labeled "Navy, Treasury, Interior, Justice, State, [and] War Dept." on his back and there is a cat that looks like John Kelly at his feet. Watching from around the room are "Bayard, Randall, Cox, Barnum, McDonald, Slocum, Lamar, Morrison, [Garland], Tilden, Carlisle, Hewitt, Watterson, [and] Thurman," and asleep in a cradle labeled "Independence" is either Carl Schurz or Joseph Pulitzer.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Santa Claus; Christmas; Gifts; Fireplaces; Socks; Cabinet officers; Cabinet officers--Selection and appointment; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Barnum, William Henry, 1818-1889; McDonald, Joseph E. (Joseph Ewing), 1819-1891; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Garland, A. H. (Augustus Hill), 1832-1899; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895; Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889; Slocum, Henry Warner, 1826-1894

Date: 1884-12-24

Puck Christmas 1896

Description:

Santa Claus holds a tankard and sits on a large chair with Puck, who holds the "Christmas Number," sitting next to him. Their feet rest on a sack of toys.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Christmas; Santa Claus; Gifts

Date: 1896-12-09

New life in the old house

Description:

Santa Claus is pictured in front of the chimney at the White House, where the stockings of the Roosevelt children are hung. Caption: "I don't know when I've felt so at home here!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Santa Claus; Christmas; White House (Washington, D.C.)

Date: 1901

We'll make a hit this year, Santy

Description:

Cartoon shows President Roosevelt riding a reindeer as Santa Claus sits atop a sleigh full of coal. Caption reads, "We'll Make a Hit This Year, Santy."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Anthracite Coal Strike (Pennsylvania : 1902); Arbitration, Industrial; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining; Santa Claus; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1902-11-09

Puck Christmas 1902

Description:

Illustration shows two young women kissing Santa Claus as he enters through a window with his bag of toys.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Christmas; Kissing; Santa Claus; Women

Date: 1902-12-03

Christmas in our new possessions

Description:

Illustration shows Santa Claus, with coat over left arm and holding a fan, perspiring, offering a bundle of books "Education" labeled "Uncle Sam to the Filipino" to a young Filipino boy, who, with hands behind his back, dubiously looks up at him; Santa's bag of toys in on the ground between them. Caption: Santa Claus Phew! I'm glad to oblige Uncle Sam, of course. But next time I come I'll wear khaki!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Christmas; Education; Santa Claus; Philippines

Date: 1902-12-24

When we all believe

Description:

Illustration shows many children gathered around Santa Claus and his bag of toys.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Children; Christmas; Clothing and dress; Santa Claus

Date: 1903-12-02

Christmas on the Isthmus

Description:

Illustration shows Uncle Sam as Santa Claus with his bag of toys, handing a bag of money labeled "$10,000,000" to a little boy wearing a hat labeled "Panama" and holding a huge ship, some books, one labeled "Ledger", and towing a model railroad. There is a railing on the right that divides the space into an area with a Christmas tree and an area without; hanging on the railing, looking in, are five boys labeled "Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, [and] San Domingo" who are depressed and possibly angered that Santa Claus/Uncle Sam has nothing for them.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Children; Christmas; Christmas trees; Gifts; International relations; Santa Claus; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Central America; Panama; United States

Date: 1903-12-23

Letter from Marcus Alonzo Hanna to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Senator Hanna extends Christmas wishes to the Roosevelt family, expressing his envy that President Roosevelt has "little folks that yet believe in Santa Claus."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Children; Christmas; Holidays; Santa Claus

Date: 1903-12-25

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