‘The Invention of Santa Claus’ Exhibit

The desk of Clement C. Moore, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' author. (credit: New-York Historical Society)
'It Happened Here: The Invention of Santa Claus' Exhibit The desk of Clement C. Moore, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' author. (credit: New-York Historical Society)
Alexander Anderson (1775-1870), “St. Nicholas. Dec. 6th. A.D. 343.” (credit: New-York Historical Society)
'It Happened Here: The Invention of Santa Claus' Exhibit Alexander Anderson (1775-1870), “St. Nicholas. Dec. 6th. A.D. 343.” (credit: New-York Historical Society)
One-horse sleigh from circa 1890, on display at the New-York Historical Society (credit: New-York Historical Society)
'It Happened Here: The Invention of Santa Claus' Exhibit One-horse sleigh from circa 1890, on display at the New-York Historical Society (credit: New-York Historical Society)
'A Visit From St. Nicholas' handwritten Manuscript, gifted by author Clement C. Moore (credit: New-York Historical Society)
'It Happened Here: The Invention of Santa Claus' Exhibit 'A Visit From St. Nicholas' handwritten Manuscript, gifted by author Clement C. Moore (credit: New-York Historical Society)
“Santa Claus in Camp,” Harper’s Weekly, January 3, 1963. (credit: New-York Historical Society)
'It Happened Here: The Invention of Santa Claus' Exhibit “Santa Claus in Camp,” Harper’s Weekly, January 3, 1963. (credit: New-York Historical Society)
Washington Irving (1783-1859), Old Christmas, from the Sketchbook of Washington Irving, illustrated by R. Caldecott. (credit: New-York Historical Society)
'It Happened Here: The Invention of Santa Claus' Exhibit Washington Irving (1783-1859), Old Christmas, from the Sketchbook of Washington Irving, illustrated by R. Caldecott. (credit: New-York Historical Society)
Thomas Nast (1840-1902), “Merry Christmas to All,” Harper’s Weekly, December 29, 1865.(credit: New-York Historical Society)
'It Happened Here: The Invention of Santa Claus' Exhibit Thomas Nast (1840-1902), “Merry Christmas to All,” Harper’s Weekly, December 29, 1865.(credit: New-York Historical Society)
Thomas Nast (1840-1902) and George P. Webster, Santa Claus and his works. (credit: New-York Historical Society)
'It Happened Here: The Invention of Santa Claus' Exhibit Thomas Nast (1840-1902) and George P. Webster, Santa Claus and his works. (credit: New-York Historical Society)
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