Santa Through History

To obtain the best understanding of how Santa and his fellow midwinter gift-givers developed, the most interesting approach and, I presume, the most accurate approach is to review historical illustrations. Santa Through History is a collection of historical illustrations dating back to 1750, some of which were included in Santa Claus Worldwide (The Book) and some of which were not.

Pelzemartel 1840

Pelzemartel 1840

Illustration depicting a subject known variously as Pelzemärtel, Pelzermärtel, Pelzamärdl, Bulzermärtl, and Martin in furs

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