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R.J. Thomas Playing Santa Claus

Date: December 21 1947
Description: R.J. Thomas playing Santa Claus for children of Allis-Chalmers strikers. "Santa Claus Has Come To Town: You may not know it but that's UAW-CIO Vice-Pres...
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Rennebohm Christmas Party

Date: December 12 1944
Description: Group portrait of children and a few adults, dressed in coats and hats, posed with a man dressed as Santa Claus, at Rennebohms Drugstore #12, 2526 Monroe S...
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Cat in Rocking Chair

Date: 1905
Description: Jennie and Edgar Krueger's cat Tramp dressed up in old boys' clothes and sitting in a rocking chair. The cat has its paws on a board that has been placed o...
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International Truck Carrying Clowns in Parade

Date: 1928
Description: International Model S speed truck carrying reindeer and men dressed as clowns, Eskimos, and Santa Claus during a winter parade. A blanket on reindeer reads...
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Employees at Office Christmas Party

Date: December 1928
Description: International Harvester employees standing around a Christmas tree and Santa Claus during an office party. Many of the workers are wearing party hats and s...
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Flying Santa

Date: November 20 1966
Description: As a crowd of onlookers watch, Santa Claus alights from his special holiday helicopter with the help of an aide at Southgate Shopping Center.
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Office Christmas Party

Date: December 22 1944
Description: Group portrait of ten employees of the Rennebohm's drugstore #12 at 2526 Monroe Street, posed at a Christmas party with Santa Claus.
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Rennebohm's Drugstore #2 "Santa's Zoo" Window

Date: November 11 1944
Description: The window of Rennebohm's Drugstore #2, 204 State Street, displaying Santa Claus and an array of stuffed animal toys, mainly Teddy bears.
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Outdoor Christmas Display

Date: December 22 1933
Description: Night view of outdoor Christmas display (Santa Claus, reindeer, and Christmas tree with lights) in front of Conklin and Sons, 322 East Gorham Street at Nor...
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Radio Display in Lobby

Date: December 23 1930
Description: Christmas Victor radio show display in Orpheum theater lobby. There are four console radios and two Christmas trees. On the wall is a depiction of Santa in...
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Santa Claus and New Year

Date: 1878
Description: Cartoon of "Santa Claus Belated" by a fireplace delivering toys and speaking to a figure representing New Year 1878 saying, "Here we are again."
Postcard

Saint Nicholas with Christmas Wheelbarrow

Date: 1907
Description: Holiday postcard depicting the traditional St. Nicholas figure garbed in a long purple fur-trimmed robe, red fur-trimmed hat and boots. He is pushing a whe...
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Woman Buying War Bond from Santa Claus

Date: December 16 1944
Description: Woman buying a war bond from Santa Claus, who was helping other Manchester employees wait on crowds of purchasers at the bonds-only sale on the store's mai...
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Manchester's Department Store at Christmas

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Description: Santa Claus talks on a telephone at a Christmas display at Manchester's Department Store.
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Manchester's Department Store at Christmas

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Description: Santa Claus talks on a telephone seated in a Christmas display in Manchester's Department Store.
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Manchester's Department Store at Christmas

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Description: Santa Claus standing and waving in a Christmas display at Manchester's Department Store.
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Capitol Square

Date: 1933
Description: Two police officers, one on a motorcycle with sidecar on the corner of Mifflin and Carroll Street, on the Capitol Square. A large Santa Claus cutout is lo...
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Christmas Greetings

Date: 1910
Description: Holiday postcard with a young woman driving an open automobile with Santa Claus in the back, who is holding gifts in his left hand. He is wearing a red sui...
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"St. Nicholas" Magazine Christmas Cover

Date: 1883
Description: Christmas issue of "St. Nicholas" magazine, the most studied children's periodical of the 19th century, which was published by Mary Mapes Dodge. This cove...
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A Merry Christmas

Date: 1907
Description: Holiday postcard depicting the traditional St. Nicholas figure garbed in a long purple fur-trimmed robe, red fur-trimmed hat and boots. He is pushing a whe...

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