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A Merry Christmas

Date: 1907
Description: Holiday postcard showing Santa Claus peeking around a curtain to look in on two girls sleeping in a bed. Their clothes are draped over the footboard. Santa...
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Seasons Greetings

Date: 1930
Description: Holiday card depicting Santa Claus riding a kangaroo. The kangaroo has a saddle and bridle, and Santa is wearing his traditional red suit and hat with whit...
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Merry Christmas

Date: 1935
Description: Holiday card that looks like a box with the letters "A" and "Z" on the sides. "Merry Christmas" appears on the top. When you flip up the top of the box, Sa...
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Santa and Children on a Coffee Advertisement

Date: 1890
Description: Advertising greeting card which reads "Handsome Christmas Card in Every package of Lion Coffee, November 5 to Christmas Day." The card depicts Santa Claus...
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Santa Claus Playing the Piano

Date: 1949
Description: Holiday card with Santa Claus playing a piano. The background is black with a red border, and musical notes of various colors as well as the names of numer...
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A Merry Christmas

Date: 1910
Description: Holiday postcard with an ornate design of two square frames, filled with Santa on the left and a girl on the right, and an oval frame in the middle filled...
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My Dear Little Friend

Date: 1909
Description: Holiday postcard of holly with Santa inside of an oval gold border. He is wearing a red coat, green mittens, a fur hat and has a basket filled with toys on...
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A Merry Christmas

Date: 1908
Description: Holiday postcard of Santa Claus and one of his reindeer encircled by a collar studded with holly, and jingle bells that have smiling faces on them. Santa i...
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Holiday Card with Santa, His Sleigh and a Horse

Date: 1930
Description: Holiday postcard of Santa Claus loading his sleigh. A single white horse is hitched to the sleigh and is eating out of a nosebag. There is a gold bell on t...
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Christmas Greetings

Date: 1909
Description: Holiday postcard of Santa Claus with a walking stick, and a little girl. Santa is wearing a long red fur-trimmed coat and a red hat, and is carrying a sack...
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Christmas Greetings

Date: 1930
Description: Holiday postcard of Santa Claus, wearing the traditional red suit and hat with white fur trim, waving to two children. Santa has a basket of toys and dolls...
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Date: 1950
Description: Holiday card of a die cut head of Santa Claus and a gold edged, embossed, black, square card. There is a hole at the top of both pieces with a tasseled str...
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Santa Driving a Car

Date: December 21 1909
Description: Embossed postcard with a drawing of Santa Claus wearing driving goggles and driving an automobile. A Christmas tree and several toys are loaded in the back...
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A Merry Christmas

Date: 1910
Description: Holiday postcard showing Santa Claus behind the steering wheel of his motorized sleigh. Holly fills the front and pine boughs fill the back. He is wearing...
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Cheerio!

Date: 1943
Description: Holiday card with Santa Claus winking. He is wearing his traditional red hat with white trim and a bell. The word "Cheerio!" is made out of candy canes and...
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With Best Christmas Wishes

Date: 1909
Description: Holiday postcard with Santa Claus, surrounded by pine boughs and candles, spilling toys and treats out of his sack. He is wearing a brown coat, mittens and...
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Merry Christmas

Date: 1937
Description: Holiday card of a silhouette of Santa Claus with a basket of toys and holding a lantern, walking towards a house, snow and trees. Below is the text "Merry...
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Merry Christmas

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Description: Holiday greeting card with Santa sitting on a wooden box reading a book with a puppy sitting at his feet. The book opens and has text that reads, "And I ho...
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Holiday Card with Elephant Dressed as Santa Claus

Date: 1962
Description: Holiday card with an elephant dressed as Santa Claus. His head is die cut and mounted on the card with a spring so his head bobs. On the inside (not shown)...
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A Merry Christmas

Date: 1930
Description: Holiday postcard with Santa Claus to the left of a blazing brick fireplace with three stockings hanging from the mantle. He is holding a stocking in his le...

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