Santa Claus Worldwide distills the cheerful essence of Christmas from many sources and studies, old and new. In addition to his wide reading, author Tom A. Jerman has brought a wealth of personal experience
In 1862, F.O.C. Darley illustrated a book version of A Visit from St. Nicholas, creating, like Scattergood in 1860, a St, Nick who looked the part as much as anything created over the next decade. Darley had also illustrated the 1857 version of Santa that accompanied “The Night Before Christmas” in Harper’s Weekly.